The Machine Gunners
In 1975 Robert Westall's first published book, The Machine Gunners, won him the prestigious Library Association's Carnegie Medal, an unusual achievement for a writer's first book. It was also a Guardian Award Runner-up. It went on to become the Honor Book for the American Boston Globe Horn Book Award, and to win the German Preis der Leseratten. Finally, in 2007, it was voted by popular consent into the CILIP Carnegie Medal 70th Anniversary Top Ten.
Information on The Machine Gunners
Click here to read Lindy McKinnel's 'Life and times of the Machine Gunners'
Click here to read 'About the Machine Gunners', by Robert Westall, 1990
Click here to read Robert Westall's 1975 Carnegie Medal acceptance speech