Siobhan Dowd (4 February 1960 – 21 August 2007) was a British writer and activist. The last book she completed, Bog Child, posthumously won the 2009 Carnegie Medal from the professional librarians, recognising the year's best book for children or young adults published in the U.K
Independent 23 March 2008
A shining talent who tragically ran out of time
In May last year, Siobhan Dowd was named one of 25 'authors of the future'. She died of cancer three months later.