Friday, July 08, 2005

London on July 8

Via achockablog, the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards ceremony has been postponed in England. Announcements were due nonetheless this morning, July 8.

Well... it was just announced that Frank Cottrell Boyce has won for Millions (Carnegie) and Chris Riddell has won for illustrations (Kate Greenaway) to Martin Jenkin's Gulliver. Congratulations! The short list nominees for both the Carnegie and the Kate Greenaway awards were amazing as well.

My favorite writer for adults wrote a brief editorial piece notable for it amazingly apt title "How could we have forgotten this was always going to happen?" for today's Guardian. London is impressive and wonderful this morning. Our neighborhood--Russell Square--is still partially cordoned off, but everyone is going about his or her business. On the Underground, on the buses (even on the top decks!), on the streets. Beautiful.