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Jon Klassen has won the CILIP Kate Greenaway medal with This Is Not My Hat, a dark tale of a thieving fish getting his tragic comeuppance. The award is given for illustration, but Jon also wrote the book.
"Winning this award is hugely encouraging. Making a book, you're kind of going out on a limb in the belief that what you think of as a satisfying story is the same as what other people think of as a satisfying story. This doesn't mean everything in the story turns out alright for everybody, but you, as a storyteller, try and make sure it ends the way the story should end. Whether the story itself portrays happiness or doom, the hope is found when we agree we liked it, and I'm so glad you liked this one."