Thursday, December 11, 2008

William C Morris YA Debut Awards

I read this this morning and wanted to share. Is anyone familiar with any of these works? This is a category in which many Slushbusters are writing, so we should perhaps try to read these.

(I think it quite comical that they went to the trouble of including a pronunciation for the last name "Bunce" but not for "Lecense"....)

Alison

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Library association launches award for teen books
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 3:18 PM EST The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Five novels for teens are finalists for the American Library Association's first-ever William C. Morris YA Debut Award.
The prize is given for books that "illuminate the teen experience and enrich the lives of its readers through its excellence."
The nominees, announced this week: Elizabeth Bunce's (rhymes with once) "A Curse Dark as Gold"; Kristin Cashore's (ka-SHORE) "Graceling"; James Lecesne's "Absolute Brightness"; Christina Meldrum's (MEL-drum) "Madapple"; and Jenny Valentine's "Me, the Missing and the Dead."
The winner will be announced Jan. 26.

1 comment:

elizabethcbunce said...

I know! We've been cracking up over that. (Although you'd be surprised how often people see the name and think "Bruce." My husband advocates naming a son Bruce, because "nobody would ever name a child Bruce Bruce," and it would force people to stop and think before saying it out loud!)

Thanks for the mention. :)

~ecb