Siden jeg nu var inne på  Ibby så kan jeg jo nevne at «David Almond is also winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award». Han har nu kommet med en ny bok. Dette er en forfatter jeg har fulgt de siste årene, anbefales.

«There’s an empty notebook lying on the table in the moonlight. It’s been there for an age. I keep on saying that I’ll write a journal. So I’ll start right here, right now. I open the book and write the very first words: My name is Mina and I love the night. Then what shall I write? I can’t just write that this happened then this happened then this happened to boring infinitum. I’ll let my journal grow just like the mind does, just like a tree or a beast does, just like life does. Why should a book tell a tale in a dull straight line?»

Fra Guardian  «But as I said, My Name Is Mina is a wonderful book in its own right, perhaps an even better one than Skellig. It is joyous. Thank you, David Almond; I cannot remember when a book last filled me with such claminosity.»