Tanya Landman is a Carnegie Medal winner

6/25/2015

There's great excitement here at Fraser Ross Associates - Tanya Landman has won the CILIP Carnegie Medal!

Tanya's outstanding novel, Buffalo Soldier, published in 2014 by Walker Books, was selected by a panel of professional librarians from a strong shortlist of novels by Brian Conaghan, Sarah Crossan, Sally Gardner, Frances Hardinge, Elizabeth Laird, Geraldine McCaughrean and Patrick Ness.

Buffalo Soldier tells the story of Charley O'Hara, a freed slave at the close of the American Civil War.

Homeless, destitute and without family she chooses the only path open to her - she disguises herself as a man and signs up to the American Army. 

It's an extraordinary story - and one of the best reviews, by Beth Bonini, is available here on the TRAC blog. Tanya was interviewed by The Independent, and you can read that here.

And you can buy a copy in your local bookshop, or here, or borrow it from your local library.

Tanya's first YA novel, Apache was shortlisted for The Carnegie Medal in 2008. Since then she has gone on to write novels for all ages - including the Sam Swann comedies and the Poppy Fields murder mysteries for younger readers. The first in that series - Mondays are Murder - won the Red House Book Award.

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