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Author and Illustrator Interviews

We interviewed this year’s Yoto Carnegie Medal for Illustration and Yoto Carnegie Medal for Writing shortlisted authors and illustrators to hear about their books and what inspired them, their advice to young aspiring authors and illustrators, and to listen to them read sections of their books aloud. Check out the videos below to find out more about the shortlisted titles and the people behind them!

Yoto Carnegie Medal for Illustration Shortlist

The Wilderness – Steve McCarthy
To the Other Side – Erika Meza
Lost– Mariajo Ilustrajo
The Bowerbird – Catherine Rayner
The Search for the Giant Arctic Jellyfish – Chloe Savage
April’s Garden – Catalina Echeverri
The Tree and the River – Aaron Becker

Yoto Carnegie Medal for Writing Shortlist

The Song Walker – Zillah Bethell
Away With Words – Sophie Cameron
Crossing the Line – Tia Fisher
Choose Love– Nicola Davies
The Boy Lost in the Maze – Joseph Coelho
Steady for This – Nathanael Lessore