Carnegie medal promises immediate action over lack of diversity


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The UK’s oldest prize for children’s books is to be restructured after a report into failings that left 2017’s award shortlist entirely white

The UK’s oldest prize for children’s literature, the Carnegie medal, has promised long-term change following a review of its lack of diversity, which one respondent said stemmed from the fact that “literature in the UK is an unapologetic bastion of white privilege”.

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