Anne Marie Perks
Lizzie Spratt/Walker Books
Annie Eaton/Random House
Art Directors/Editors Panel
Ben Sharpe/DFC Comics
November 22 to 23, 2008
West Downs Campus
University of Winchester SO22 4NR
Geraldine McCaughrean has written over 130 books and plays for both adults and children and has won the Carnegie Medal, Guardian Children's Fiction Award, Whitbread Children's Book of the Year three times, most recently in 2004 for Not the End of the World, Smarties Bronze (four times), UK Readers' Association Award, and wrote the Blue Peter Book of the Year 2000. The Kite Rider, Stop the Train and The White Darkness were shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. She was chosen by the Special Trustees of Great Ormond Street Hospital to write the official sequel to Peter Pan. Peter Pan In Scarlet is published by Oxford University Press.
Geraldine is married and has one daughter, called Ailsa
- Whitbread Children's Book Award in 1987 for 'A LITTLE LOWER THAN THE ANGELS'
- The Library Association Carnegie Medal and Guardian Prizes in 1989 for 'A PACK OF LIES'
- Whitbread Children's Book Award in 1994 for 'GOLD DUST'
- Smarties Book Prize Bronze Award in 1996 for 'PLUNDERING PARADISE'
- United Kingdom Reading Association Book Award in 1998 for 'FOREVER X'
- Blue Peter Book of the Year Award and 'Book to Keep Forever' Award in 2000 for 'PILGRIM'S PROGRESS'
- Blue Peter 'Best Book to Keep' Award in 2001 for 'KITE RIDER'
- Smarties Book Prize Bronze Award 2001 for 'KITE RIDER'
- CILIP Carnegie Medal 'Highly Commended' in 2001 for 'STOP THE TRAIN'
- Smarties Book Prize Bronze Award 2002 for 'STOP THE TRAIN'
- Smarties Book Prize Bronze Award 2004 for 'SMILE'
- Whitbread Children's Book Award 2004 for 'NOT THE END OF THE WORLD'
- American Library Association Michael L Printz Award for Excellence in Teen Books 2008 for 'THE WHITE DARKNESS'
The Kite Rider, The Stones Are Hatching,
The White Darkness, Tamburlaine,
Not the End of the World, Stop the Train
- Smarties Book Prize in 1994 for 'GOLD DUST'
- Whitbread Children's Book Award in 1997 for 'PLUNDERING PARADISE'
- Library Association Carnegie Medal in 1998 for 'FOREVER X'
- Kate Greenaway Prize in 1998 for 'UNICORNS, UNICORNS'
- CILIP Carnegie Medal in 2001 for KITE RIDER
- Blue Peter 'Best Book of Facts' Award in 2002 for 'BRITANNIA'
- Blue Peter Picture Book Award in 2002 for 'GRANDMA CHICKENLEGS'
- British Candidate for The Hans Christian Andersen Award 2004
- Whitbread Children's Book Award in 2005 for'THE WHITE DARKNESS'
- Carnegie Medal in 2005 for 'THE WHITE DARKNESS'
- Calderdale Children's Book Award in 2006 for 'THE WHITE DARKNESS'
- British Book Awards, Children's Book of the Year in 2006. 'PETER PAN IN SCARLET'