Author Neil Gaiman presented the 2014 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to Ursula Le K. Le Guin at the National Book Awards
In her Carnegie acceptance speech, Sally Gardner speaks about her own experience of school and then turns her attention to current education policy. “STOP testing our children into failure.”
The link contains a full audiofile of the Medal announcement followed by acceptance speech.
The 2013 Carnegie Medal has been awarded to Sally Gardner for Maggot Moon
The 2013 Greenaway Medal has been awarded to Levi Pinfold for Black Dog