Filipino writer Candy Gourlay’s book is shortlisted for prestigious UK literary prize Carnegie Medal
Filipino writer Candy Gourlay’s newest book, the young adult (YA) novel “Bone Talk,” has been shortlisted for the 2019 Carnegie Medal, considered the most prestigious literary award for children’s and YA books published in the United Kingdom.
The shortlist was announced March 19 Manila time.
“When I was a kid, I read all the books I could find that had the Carnegie Medal,” Gourley told the Inquirer. It was like magic, like an amulet. I really knew about it. So to be shortlisted, I’m speechless. I cannot breathe. It’s incredible!”