Here’s some truly wonderful news – I’m to be the IBBY UK nominee for the Hans Andersen Authr Award 2018, with the wonderful Jane Ray put forward for illustration. Many congratulatns to her – she must be feeling as pleased as I am.
The Andersen Award is the most prestigious prize internationally in writing for young people, judged on the whole body of an auther’s work. I’ll be up against some of the very finest writers from around the world, but just to be nominated is a tremendous honour and I’m enormously flattered, delighted and proud. I shall be going round with a big smile on my face for a good while,
Wish me luck, I’m gonna need it!