Nominations announced for the 2016 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals

HarperCollins today sees eight of our authors and illustrators nominated for the highly prestigious CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway 2016 Medals – the oldest award and accolade in Children’s literature. The Carnegie Medal is awarded by children’s librarians across the UK for an outstanding book for young children and young people; the Kate Greenaway medal is awarded to an outstanding illustrator. Previous winners include: Terry Pratchett, Patrick Ness and Sharon Creech.

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The story behind ‘The Trouble with Goats and Sheep’

“Working in psychiatry, I meet a lot of people who unbelong”. Joanna Cannon, author of the hotly anticipated, The Trouble With Goats and Sheep, provides some valuable insight into the creation of her brilliant, poignant and funny new novel.

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Published now: Imaginary Fred

Two of the biggest names in children’s books join forces in this extraordinary tale of friendship. With beautiful words from Irish Children’s Laureate, Eoin Colfer, and stunning illustrations from picture book superstar, Oliver Jeffers, Imaginary Fred is the perfect picture book this autumn. Sometimes, with a little electricity, or luck, or even magic, an imaginary friend might appear when you need one. An imaginary friend like Fred…

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A magnum opus for our morally complex times: Q+A with Jonathan Franzen

Jonathan Franzen’s Purity is a grand story of youthful idealism, extreme fidelity, and murder. The author of The Corrections and Freedom has imagined a world of vividly original characters and he follows their intertwining paths through landscapes as contemporary as the omnipresent Internet and as ancient as the war between the sexes.

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Up, up and away! Walliams set to soar to new heights this autumn

Grandpa’s Great Escape is an exquisite portrait of the bond between a small boy and his beloved Grandpa – it takes readers on an incredible journey with Spitfires over London and Great Escapes through the city in a high octane adventure full of comedy and heart. This spectacular flight of the imagination is destined to become a much-loved favourite for all the family.

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‘I was playing around with puzzles in the book’ – Q+A with Anthony Doerr

The Pulitzer-prize winning All the Light We Cannot See is a beautiful, stunningly ambitious novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Here the author Anthony Doerr describes the inspiration that triggered the creation of this extraordinary story.

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