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Author Sally Gardner shortlisted for Carnegie Medal

  • ‘Tinder’ author Sally Gardner has been shortlisted for 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal for children's writing. Gardner’s collaborator David Roberts, who worked on the illustrations, has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Patrick Ness, who had previously won the award, is expected to win his third Carnegie medal for his work ‘More Than This’. This year, Carnegie-shortlisted titles range from ‘Tinder’, which is a Gothic fantasy and a reworking of the Tinderbox fairytale, to Tanya Landman's historical tale ‘Buffalo Soldier’, which is about a former slave serving in the US army.