Thursday, June 23, 2011
Patrick Ness Wins the Carnegie Medal
Patrick Ness has been awarded the CILIP Carnegie Medal today for Monsters Of Men
Ferelith Hordon, chair of the 2011 judging panel comments: “By any stretch of the imagination – and this is a book which profoundly stretches exactly that – “Monsters of Men” is an extraordinary achievement. Within its pages, Patrick Ness creates a complex other world, giving himself and the reader great scope to consider big questions about life, love and how we communicate, as well as the horrors of war, and the good and evil that mankind is capable of. It’s also an enthralling read that is well nigh impossible to put down. Reviews on the CILIP shadowing site bear out our conviction that despite being part of a remarkable trilogy, this is a novel that both stands alone, and stands out”.
Listen to Patrick's acceptance speech here
Press Release Here