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Why children’s and YA literature deserves more media attention

If you’re not meant to judge a book by its cover, then please don’t judge a readership by the coverage it receives in the mainstream media. Earlier this month, Jonathan Myerson blundered his way into a Twitter backlash with his article ‘Children’s fiction is not great literature’ in which he … Read more »

The adult vs children’s lit debate: an interview with Morris Gleitzman

  There’s been much debate in the world of young adult (YA) literature after children’s author/illustrator Shoo Rayner posted a blog questioning the decision to award author Patrick Ness the Carnegie Medal (the British Children’s Book Award). The post was ‘Can children have their prize back please?’ … Read more »