David McKee has won the BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award, becoming the seventh creator to do so. The award was presented to David via Zoom with well over 100 guests tuning in and the panel of judges sharing their thoughts about David’s work. Their effusive commentaries were met with the reserved humity of a truly great creator.
Listening in from the south of France, and still retaining his West Country accent, David said of his books, “I just do them. I’m almost lost by the wonderful things people have said.” And added, “The blank page is wonderful because you know that blank space is full of possibility.”
The following interview was recorded a year before today’s presentation, but it’s a fitting accompaniment to the announcement for those who were unable to attend the live event.