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2022 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals nominees announced

A number of Bonnier Books UK authors and illustrators are up for contention for the prestigious 2022 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals for writing and illustration.

Six titles from across the Hot Key Books and Templar Books lists feature among the 148 nominees across both awards.

Anne Booth and David Litchfield’s A Shelter for Sadness, Giovanna Alessio and Chaaya Prabhat’s The Culture of Clothes, Fran Preston-Gannon’s Bird’s Eye View, Grahame Baker-Smith’s Wild is the Wind are all under consideration for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal.

Meanwhile, Krystal Sutherland’s haunting House of Hollow and Arvin Ahmadi’s nuanced take on sexuality, faith and race How It All Blew Up have landed on the CILIP Carnegie Medal list.

The CILIP Carnegie Medal is handed to a book written in the English language that creates an outstanding reading experience for children, while the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal rewards the book that creates an outstanding experience through its illustration.

Books are nominated by CILIP members, alongside a variety of other external nominating bodies. Each nominated book will be read by a member of the 13-strong judging panel, with a longlist announced in February 2022. The winner will be awarded at a ceremony in June next year.

Both awards have a long and storied history. The CILIP Carnegie Medal has been a feature of the literary landscape since 1936, with Arthur Ransome, Philip Pullman, Terry Pratchett, and Elizabeth Acevedo among the victors. The Kate Greenaway Medal has run since 1955 and has previously been won by the likes of Quentin Blake, Chris Riddell, and Sydney Smith.