Sophie Cameron Nominated for Carnegie Medal 2019

6th November 2018

Sophie Cameron has been nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2019 for her novel, Out of the Blue. The prize is awarded annually by CILIP for an outstanding book written in English for children and young people.

This year, 137 books are in the running for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2019. Books have been put forward by a record number of nominators which, alongside CILIP members, includes several external bodies − BookTrust, CLPE, Commonword, IBBY, Inclusive Minds, National Literacy Trust and RNIB − invited to nominate as part of CILIP’s diversity and inclusion action plan for the Awards.

Each nominated book is read by every member of the judging panel − 14 children’s and youth librarians representing all regions of CILIP’s Youth Libraries Group − who volunteer their time as judges. From these nominations the judging panel will decide the long and shortlists and finally, the 2019 Medal winners, based on the official Medals criteria. The long and shortlists identify a range of outstanding books for children and young people, recognising excellent literature and illustration from new and established authors and illustrators.

The longlist announcement will be made on 18 February 2019, the shortlist announcement on 18 March 2019, and the final prize winner will be announced on the 17th June 2019.

Related Books

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

Macmillan, 2018