Sharon Creech: Carnegie needs trade support

Sharon Creech, this year's winner of the Carnegie Award for Ruby Holler (Bloomsbury), is no stranger to children's book awards on both sides of the Atlantic, having been twice shortlisted for the Carnegie (The Wanderer and Love That Dog) and having won the US Newbery Medal for Walk Two Moons in 1995 and a Newbery Medal for The Wanderer in 2001.

Creech has lived and worked in both the US and UK. She spent 17 years in the UK, teaching at an American school, but now lives in the US. While winning the Newbery Medal was a "life changing experience", she feels that children's book awards in the ...

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