Cumbrian poet Kim Moore won the £1,500 (about $2,015) Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, which was established in memory of the founder and first chairman of Faber & Faber and is awarded to poetry and prose in alternate years, for her debut poetry collection, The Art of Falling, the Guardian reported.
The judges said that Moore's poems "accrue force and vigor as they speak to each other across the pages, delivering a thrilling encounter with language at its most irresistible and essential.... There is admirable ambition and a generosity that takes in the whole of the world, affirming it all to be worthy of poetry's invigorating attention. Rarer still, perhaps, is Moore's command of a poem's closing moments--she knows when to leave quietly and when to jolt the heart. Few write as well as Moore of the limitations and transformations of the body."
The National Council of Teachers of English announced that Dan Santat won the 2018 Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children for his novel After the Fall (Roaring Brook Press), and Jason Chin was named winner of the Orbis Pictus for Nonfiction for Children for his book Grand Canyon (Roaring Brook Press). The winning authors were honored during NCTE's Annual Convention. Honor and recommended books in each category were also announced.