Daily Archives: October 9, 2009

Interview with Patrick Ness

I was also trying to be certain that there were shades of gray, that nothing was as clear as simple good and evil.

Fans of Patrick Ness’s Chaos Walking series are sure to enjoy this Q & A with him in Publishers Weekly,


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Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Speeches

These were presented last week and now we who weren’t fortunate enough to be there can see all the speeches here or on youtube.  As you will see below the honorees are a mighty distinguished lot; their speeches are well worth viewing.  (Gaiman uses a very interesting prop for his, for one.)

Fiction and Poetry

Winner: Terry Pratchett’s Nation

Honors: M. T. Anderson’s The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II:The Kingdom on the Waves and Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book.


Winner: Candace Fleming’s The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary

Honors: David Macaulay with Richard Walker’s The Way We Work and Tanya Lee Stone’s Almost Astronauts

Picture Book

Winner: Margaret Mahy and Polly Dunbar’s Bubble Trouble

Honors: Kevin Henkes’ Old Bear and Leslie Patricelli’s Higher! Higher!


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