Illustrators are now listed on the CILIP Carnegie 2016 nominations list, revealed today (19th October), following last year’s complaint from author/illustrator Sarah McIntyre.
In October 2014, CILIP nominated Oliver and the Seawigs (OUP Children’s Books) for the 2015 Carnegie medal, mentioning writer Philip Reeve as the author but not McIntyre, who illustrated the book.
McIntyre, who said she co-created the story, suggested the organisers should open the award up to books attributed to co-authors. “Because the book has a lot of illustrations it has a shorter text; the world is built by the pictures as well as the words.”
Her campaign has paid off because the titles nominated for the 2016 Carnegie medal are listed with both the author and illustrator. So both Jacqueline Wilson and Nick Sharratt are listed for Katy (Puffin), as are David Walliams and Tony Ross for Awful Auntie (HarperCollins Children's Books) and Terry Pratchett and Paul Kidby for The Shepherd’s Crown (Doubleday Children’s Books).
The list also includes several YA novels such as The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness and The Big Lie by Julie Mayhew, and titles by debut authors including Katherine Woodfine.
The nominations for the CILIP Kate Greenaway medal for illustration include books by Oliver Jeffers and Jon Klassen.
The children’s laureate Chris Riddell is nominated for both the Carnegie medal and the Kate Greenaway for Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death (Macmillan Children’s Books).
The full list of nominations can be found online on the Carnegie/Greenaway website.