‘Lampie’ Becomes 1st Book in Translation to Reach Carnegie Medal Shortlist!

The eight-book shortlists were announced for the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals; for the first time ever, a translated title made the shortlist:


The other seven titles on the 2020 CILIP Carnegie Medal shortlist:

  1. The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta, illustrated by Anshika Khullar (Hachette Children’s Group)
  2. Nowhere on Earth by Nick Lake (Hachette Children’s Group)
  3. Lark by Anthony McGowan (Barrington Stoke)
  4. Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay (Little Tiger)
  5. Voyages in the Underworld of Orpheus Black by Marcus Sedgwick and Julian Sedgwick, illustrated by Alexis Deacon (Walker Books)
  6. On the Come Up by Angie Thomas (Walker Books)
  7. Girl. Boy. Sea. by Chris Vick (Head of Zeus)

The Awards’ mission is “to inspire and empower the next generation to shape a better world through books and reading,” and organizers say this “is reflected in the longlist, with stories that help children develop empathy by understanding their own and other people’s feelings and reality.”

Lampie, written by Annet Schaap and translated by Laura Watkinson, follows the adventures of Lampie the lighthouse keeper’s daughter. A review coming soon to #WorldKidLit!

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