The Bisto Awards shortlist has been announced and I am on there, for my illustrations to The Gift of the Magi.
It's great to be short-listed, and I'm really pleased for my Walker Books stable mate Mary Finn with Anila’s Journey, which I think is her first book.
Airman - Eoin Colfer (Puffin)
An Phleist Mhór - Ré O’Laighléis, Susan Edwards & Emily Colenso (Móinin)
Anila’s Journey - Mary Finn (Walker)
Bog Child - Siobhan Dowd (David Fickling)
Brionglóidí - Áine Ní Ghlinn & Carol Betera (Cló Mhaigh Eo)
Creature of the Night - Kate Thompson (The Bodley Head)
Her Mother’s Face - Roddy Doyle (Scholastic Books)
Highway Robbery - Kate Thompson (The Bodley Head)
The Gift of the Magi Illustrated - PJ Lynch (Walker Books)
The Great Paper Caper - Oliver Jeffers (Harper Collins)
You can read a bit more about the Bistos at David Maybury's excellent blog.