Carnegie Greenaway Presentation Postponement

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CILIP have issued the following Press Release, following today's bombings in central London:

Following this morning�s terrorist incidents in central London, we have reluctantly decided to postpone the ceremony for the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children�s Book Awards.

We have taken this decision with extreme reluctance, because we feel strongly that these Awards represent precisely the civilised values that the terrorists are seeking to destroy.

However we recognise that it would be irresponsible to encourage people to come into central London when the emergency services are so stretched, and we also feel that a celebration of this kind would be inappropriate when so many people are suffering from injury and, in some cases, the death of loved ones.

The ceremony was due to take place at the English Heritage headquarters in central London, on Friday 8 July. As soon as possible, we will make plans for a further ceremony when we can honour the achievements of the winners and the shortlisted authors and illustrators.

Meanwhile, we will announce the winners at 12:30 tomorrow, Friday 8 July, as arranged.

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