I'm still grinning about finding myself, for the second year running, on the Astrid Lindgren Award longlist.
It's a very long list of very amazing people doing good and powerful things for children's literature and literacy around the world - writers, illustrators, oral storytellers, promoters of literacy: 184 nominees from 66 countries.
The Guardian asked how I felt about it, and I wrote a reply to them, but I wrote it on my phone, which was out of range of any signal and thus didn't send it. So it wasn't in their article.
I thought I'd put it here. Because I meant it, and I still mean it.