Carnegie and Greenaway 2016 winners announced
21st June 2016
Teacher turned novelist Sarah Crossan wins the CILIP Carnegie medal for her verse novel about conjoined twins One, while Chris Riddell becomes the first ever triple winner of either award, winning the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for his illustrations of Neil Gaiman's retelling of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale, The Sleeper and the Spindle. Riddell also becomes the first reigning Children's Laureate to win either Medal.
The winners were announced at a ceremony in London's British Library on Monday 20th June. World renowned and widely regarded as the greatest of all accolades available to a children's writer or illustrator, the annually awarded Medals are unique in that they are judged solely by librarians. 2016 sees the introduction of the Amnesty CILIP Honour, a new commendation for the book on each shortlist that most distinctively illuminates, upholds or celebrates freedoms.
The first Amnesty CILIP Honours were judged by a panel including the 2015 Carnegie Medal winner Tanya Landman. From the CILIP Carnegie Medal shortlist the Honour went to Robin Talley for Lies We Tell Ourselves, and the Amnesty CILIP Honour for the Kate Greenaway Medal shortlist went to Ross Collins for There's a Bear on My Chair.