Word via email and Twitter that Neil Gaiman’s THE GRAVEYARD BOOK has won the ultra-prestigious Newbery Award for children’s literature.
The awards are being presented at the winter ALA. According to The Beat’s reporter on the scene, Toon Books also won a Geisel Honor for Stinky by Eleanor Davis.
We’ll have official word as it’s released. Here’s Gaiman’s blog post on the matter. Congrats to Neil. We’re sure that of all the many honors he has won in his career, this must be one of the most treasured.
UPDATE: Complete list of winners here.