Philip Reeve wins his first literary prize.
It won't be the last. He rules.
The Guardian children's book prize - once given to Philip Pullman for the first volume of his Dark Materials trilogy - today goes to another writer for the triumphant completion of an even more ambitious project, a quartet.
The recipient is to Philip Reeve for A Darkling Plain, fourth story of his Hungry Cities series. The £1,500 award is his first literary prize.
I loved Mortal Engines. LOVED IT. Which makes it especially strange that I still haven't read the rest of the series* yet.
In other good news, we have a children's poet laureate. (Via a few places, but then I forgot about it** and CC reminded me. Thanks!)
*Terry Gilliam, you should make them into movies. Please?
**This cold is miserable. My head feels like it's stuffed with cotton. In a bad way.