Talk:Siobhan Dowd

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Deceased[edit]

Does anybody have a source that she died? --RandomOrca2 20:27, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

Never mind, I found one here. --RandomOrca2 20:30, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

A Monster Calls (2011)[edit]

Today Patrick Ness and Jim Kay won the British CILIP year's best awards as author and illustrator of this book "from an idea by Siobhan Dowd". Carnegie Medal in Literature dates from 1936; Kate Greenaway Medal dates from 1955; this is the first double win for one book, by one person or two.

A Monster Calls is from an idea by Siobhan Dowd. According to The Guardian interview with Ness & Kay, she had discussed the story, and contracted to write it, with editor XXX, who was and is also editor for Ness. The interview covers the senses in which Ness [a] made the story his own and [b] feels that he worked with Dowd.

Evidently, the Daily Telegraph also interviewed Ness & Kay. I have provided references for six news stories at Talk: A Monster Calls#2012 Carnegie and Greenaway Medals --although I have yet read only two of them, only one Ness-Kay interview. --P64 (talk) 20:11, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

Four months later,
A Monster Calls provides more references
Talk:A Monster Calls#Sources provides more references
Some may be worthy here. --P64 (talk) 02:19, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

Sources[edit]

One month later I have expanded coverage of both A Monster Calls and her 2009 Carnegie Medal for Bog Child. As I depart:

{{Authority control}} in the article footer links LC and other catalog data.

The lead gives three CILIP sources re the 2009 Carnegie Medal. Really I used only the blurb ref name=medal2009. The two press releases announcing the Medal and providing Dowd/Bog background include much more information that should be useful here. --P64 (talk) 16:36, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

The Siobhan Dowd Trust (which is a Reference here) provides a main page for A Monster Calls (see previous section). That page or its linked "latest news" and "archives" may be useful here.
--P64 (talk) 02:19, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

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