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Neil Gaiman wins the Cilip Carnegie Medal

25th June 2010

Children's author Neil Gaiman has won the Cilip Carnegie Medal for his novel The Graveyard Book.

It is the latest in a long list of accolades the writer has garnered in the past decade - a list which includes the Newbery Medal, the Hugo Award for Best Novel and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature.

Gaiman noted he started writing the award-winning The Graveyard Book when he was 25.

He told the BBC: 'And now I'm almost 50, it was worth the wait.'

Margaret Pemberton, chair of the judging panel for the Cilip Carnegie Medal, said: 'With great skill Gaiman has created a gripping page-turner, expertly supported by well-developed characters, that is full of humour and humanity.'

The medal, which was first awarded in 1936, is presented on behalf of children's librarians and recognises outstanding works of youth fiction.

Gaiman's American Gods was recently chosen as the first novel to be read by One Book, One Twitter book club members.

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