Victory for Gay Author who Scoops Prestigious Award for Second Year Running
There was positive news for LGBT youngsters and teenagers everywhere after gay writer Patrick Ness won the Carnegie Medal, which is the highest honour in children’s literature. Ness used his acceptance speech to praise Britain’s young people and to attack what he said was the government’s lack of vision and opportunity for them. The Carnegie Medal has been awarded annually since 1937. This is the second year that Ness has been given the accolade.