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Matt Haig nominated for Carnegie Medal

Conville & Walsh literary agency are delighted to announce that Matt Haig has been nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2015, for his book Echo Boy. This is the third time Matt has been nominated, after both The Radleys and Shadow Forest were nominated in previous years.

image Audrey’s father taught her that to stay human in the modern world, she had to build a moat around herself; a moat of books and music, philosophy and dreams. A moat that makes Audrey different from the echoes: sophisticated, emotionless machines, built to resemble humans and to work for human masters.

Daniel is an echo – but he’s not like the others. He feels a connection with Audrey; a feeling Daniel knows he was never designed to have, and cannot explain. And when Audrey is placed in terrible danger, he’s determined to save her.

A powerful story about love, loss and the fight for survival, from the bestselling author of The Humans.

The Carnegie Medal is awarded annually to the writer of an outstanding book for children. It was established by in 1936, in memory of the great Scottish-born philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919), whose experience of using a library as a child led him to resolve that “if ever wealth came to me that it should be used to establish free libraries.” Carnegie set up more than 2800 libraries across the English speaking world and, by the time of his death, over half the library authorities in Great Britain had Carnegie libraries.

The winner receives a golden medal and £500 worth of books to donate to a library of their choice.

If you’d like to read the book, you can buy a copy online or in your local book shop.

23 Oct 2014