Saturday, 24 April 2010

From ST to literary fame

The Vanishing of Katharina Linden

Helen Grant, whose story 'The Sea-Change' appeared in ST10, has been nominated for the prestigious Carnegie Medal. Her debut novel The Vanishing of Katharina Linden is a brilliant, punchy, witty and very gripping story about children disappearing in a small German town. The town in question of Bad Munstereifel, a real place that Helen Grant knows well. Having read TVKL today, in one sitting, I can testify that it's brilliant - a real pager-turner. Here, from the press release, is the Carnegie medal shortlist:


ANDERSON, LAURIE HALSE CHAINS
Bloomsbury (Age range 11+)
ISBN: 9780747598077

GAIMAN, NEIL THE GRAVEYARD BOOK
Bloomsbury (Age range 9+)
ISBN: 9780747569015

GRANT, HELEN THE VANISHING OF KATHARINA LINDEN
Penguin (Age range 14+)
ISBN: 9780141325736

HEARN, JULIE ROWAN THE STRANGE
Oxford University Press (Age range 12+)
ISBN: 9780192792150

NESS, PATRICK THE ASK AND THE ANSWER
Walker (Age range 14+)
ISBN: 9781406310269

PRATCHETT, TERRY NATION
Doubleday (Age range 11+)
ISBN: 9780385613705

REEVE, PHILIP FEVER CRUMB
Scholastic (Age range 9+)
ISBN: 9781407102429

SEDGWICK, MARCUS REVOLVER
Orion (Age range 12+)
ISBN: 9781842551868

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