Kate Greenaway Medal Nomination

Friday, May 5th, 2006

A former student, Emily Gravett, has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway illustrator’s medal for her book ‘Wolves‘.

I mentioned Emily a few months ago here after the Guardian made her author of the month. Good luck to her:

“When the Kate Greenaway medal – for illustrations for younger children – was launched 49 years ago, its first winner was Edward Ardizzone.

Among this year’s finalists is Emily Gravett, an ex-traveller who is not long out of a Brighton University art course. She began drawing to stop herself ‘going up the walls’ after moving off the road into a house when her daughter was born.”

(Via The Guardian.)

The Greenaway medal is an interesting award as it doesn’t bestow riches on the winner, instead giving them £500 to purchase books for a library of their choice – quite a fitting reward, I think.

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