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Theresa Breslin


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The Carnegie Presentation

Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Children’s Literature - for Whispers in the Graveyard


Awarded Honorary Membership of the Scottish Library Association for distinguished services to Children’s Literature and Librarianship


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Scottish Writers CD Rom (Project Manager) - Bafta nomination


Selected for the American Library Association’s Best Books for Young Adults, and New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen Age 2003.

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Strathkelvin Presentation

Civic Award from Strathkelvin

Winner of the Scottish Book Trust Best of the Decade Award

Winner of the Catalyst Book Award

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Kathleen Fidler Award

Winner of Young Book Trust’s Kathleen Fidler Award for
Simon's Challenge

Winner of the Sheffield Children’s Book Award - longer novel

Divided City was the title chosen for the Irish cross border ONE BOOK Community Reading Project, funded by the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation

Shortlisted for other awards including:

The Children’s Book Award (twice)

The Angus Book Award

The Lancashire Book Award

The Moray Book Award

North-East Book Award

The Sheffield Book Award (three times)

South Lanark Book Award

The Stockton Book Award

The Stockport Schools Book Award



Critical Acclaim

“…formidably good writing, full of wit and wisdom, from which children will go away encouraged rather than demoralised at the possibilities of the human condition.” INDEPENDENT

“…wonderfully literary…” CHILDREN’S BOOKS IN IRELAND


“Breslin shows that she can write as confidently for younger children as for teenagers.” TES

“A writer of quality… of stimulating ideas… she uses language well and commands a variety of styles suitable for every situation.” SCHOOL LIBRARIAN

“…beautiful prose…” THE BOOKSELLER