Transatlantic is delighted to announce that Cary Fagan has been awarded the 2014 Vicky Metcalf Award for Literature for Young People by the Writers’ Trust of Canada.

The Vicky Metcalf Award is awarded to the author of a body of work in children’s literature, as selected by a three-member independent judging panel. In their citation, the jury said that “Organic prose and authentic dialogue are defining features of Cary Fagan’s prolific body of work, which covers the range of children’s genres from picture books to novels. With a kid’s eye-view Fagan navigates the ups and downs of life with genuine warmth and a wry sense of humour …Fagan is a master storyteller.”