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March 22, 2013

Doyle on Carnegie shortlist

Roddy Doyle

Roddy Doyle

| By Charlotte Williams

Roddy Doyle has become only the second author ever to have the chance of winning both the Booker Prize and the CILIP Carnegie Medal, with his book, A Greyhound of a Girl (Marion Lloyd Books), among those shortlisted for the prestigious children’s prize this year.

Meanwhile, Helen Oxenbury and Emily Gravett are each on course for an unprecedented third win of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, with both illustrators featuring on the eight-strong shortlist.

The awards, which honour writing for children and children’s illustration respectively, and are supported by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), are judged by a panel of children’s librarians.

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