Nzondi

AWARDS: Oware Mosaic (Omnium Gatherum), Young Adult Novel, 2019 BIO: Nzondi was born Acemandese Nzondi Hall in Elmhurst, New York. He earned his BFA from C. W. Post, Long Island University. Having resided in Los Angeles for sixteen years, Nzondi is a gym enthusiast, enjoys drop-biscuit peach cobbler, hiking, sweet and oaky-flavored whiskey and writing. His daily thoughts and shenanigans […]

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Gardner, Liana

NOMINATIONS: Speak No Evil (Vesuvian Books), Young Adult Novel, 2019 BIO: Liana Gardner is the multi-award-winning author of 7th Grade Revolution, The Journal of Angela Ashby, and Speak No Evil. The daughter of a rocket scientist and an artist, Liana combines the traits of both into a quirky yet pragmatic writer and in everything sees the story lurking beneath the […]

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Dávila Cardinal, Ann

NOMINATIONS: Five Midnights (Tor Teen), Young Adult Novel, 2019 BIO: Ann Dávila Cardinal is a novelist and director of student recruitment for Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA) where she earned her MFA in Writing. She also helped create VCFA’s winter Writing residency in Puerto Rico. She comes from a long line of Puerto Rican writers, including poets Virgilio and José Antonio […]

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White, Kiersten

Awards: The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein (Delacorte Press), Young Adult Novel, 2018 BIO: Kiersten White is the New York Times bestselling author of many books for teens and young readers, including And I Darken, Now I Rise, Bright We Burn, The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein, and Slayer. She lives with her family near the ocean in San Diego, where she perpetually lurks in the shadows. […]

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Legrand, Claire

Nominations: Sawkill Girls (Katherine Tegen Books), Young Adult Novel, 2018 BIO: Claire Legrand is the New York Times bestselling author of several books for children and teens, most notably Furyborn, The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls, the Edgar Award-nominated Some Kind of Happiness, and Sawkill Girls, which has been nominated for both a Stoker Award and a Lambda Literary Award. She lives in central New […]

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Wilson, F. Paul

Awards: Lifetime Achievement Award, 2008 “Aftershock”, Short Fiction, 1999 Nominations: A Necessary End (Thunderstorm/Maelstrom Press), Novel, 2013 The Christmas Thingy, Works for Young Readers, 2000 “Pelts”, Long Fiction, 1990 Soft and Others, Fiction Collection, 1989 Black Wind, Novel, 1988 “Dat-Tay-Vao”, Short Fiction, 1987 “Traps”, Short Fiction, 1987

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