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Eva Ibbotson

Friday, 21 June 2002

Eva Ibbotson was born in Vienna, in Austria, but moved to England with her family when the Nazis came to power. After training to be a psychologist which she didn't enjoy because she didn't like doing experiments on animals, Eva got married and had four very nice children; a daughter and three sons.

She has experiences lots of success over the years, and has been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal with Which Witch? the Smarties Prize with The Secret of Platform 13 and the 2001 Blue Peter Book Award in the Book I Couldn't Put Down category with Monster Mission. Her newest novel, Journey to the River Sea, was runner-up in the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, was shortlisted for the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Award and is currently shortlisted for the Smarties Prize and the 2001 Carnegie Medal.