I think we did. In the news: Australian fantasy writer, and winner of the 1984 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award (for A Little Fear), Patricia Wrightson has died. More happily, Hans Christian Andersen awards have been won by David Almond (also a BGHB winner, for The Fire Eaters) for writing and Jutta Bauer for illustration (although I suspect Ms. Bauer is somewhat older than the fifteen years the IBBY site would have her be!).
More later–but a question about Wrightson, and Mayne and Garner: still read by kids? In the U.S. at least, these three were more critics’ darlings than popular favorites but I still wonder how they’ve stood up amidst the great wash of fantasy published in the last decade. It’s much more of a populist genre than before, yes?