[DWJ] Neil Gaiman wins Newberry

Judith Ridge judith.ridge at gmail.com
Wed Jan 28 04:33:42 EST 2009

> Well, not quite.
> I think in terms of which children will enjoy it most, then children rather
> than teens. But there is something about the positioning that made me think
> it is also a book written *about* childhood for adults. I discussed this
> with Neil and he went away to think about it. I have no idea if the idea
> had
> any influence/.
> cheers
Yes, I can see that--perhaps the two are not entirely exclusive? I'll read
it again with that in mind. I've just read an Australian novel, Peter
Goldsworthy's Everything I Knew, which is about early adolescence but is not
certainly for early adolescents—there's definitely a difference in the
closeness of perspective of these two examples.


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