According to Women's Running, Olympic Dreams, which was shot entirely by Pappas' husband Jeremy Teicher and is being released by IFC Films, is the first feature film to be shot entirely on location at an Olympic Village, during the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang as part of the IOC’s artists-in-residence program. It features cameos by many athletes who actually competed in the 2018 games, including American skiers Gus Kenworthy and Morgan Schild.
POWER TO THE PEOPLE by Audrey Kurth Cronin and THE UNSETTLING OF EUROPE by Peter Gatrell have been shortlisted for the Lionel Gelber Prize, which recognizes books that deal with significant issues in foreign relations. The winner of the 2020 Lionel Gelber Prize will be announced on Tuesday, March 10.
Michael Mewshaw’s THE LOST PRINCE: A Search for Pat Conroy has been long-listed for the 2020 PEN Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography. According to PEN America, the award is given "for a distinguished biography of exceptional literary, narrative, and artistic merit, based on scrupulous research," and is judged by David W. Blight, Yunte Huang, Miriam Pawel, Rebecca Walker, and Shawn Wen.
WEARING PAPER DRESSES by Anne Brinsden, A GIRL IN THREE PARTS by Suzanne Daniel, and SAND TALK by Tyson Yunkaporta have been shortlisted for the Indie Book Awards 2020. Congratulations, authors!
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton’s THE REVISIONERS has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work! According to the NAACP Image Awards' website, the Awards are "recognized as the nation’s preeminent multicultural awards show from an African American point of view. The event celebrates the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts, as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors."
BLOOM by Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau, LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O'Connell, and LUMBERJANES by Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, AnneMarie Rogers, Kanesha C. Bryant, Maarta Laiho, and Aubrey Aiese have been nominated in the Outstanding Comic Book category of the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards, while She-Ra and the Princesses of Power has been nominated for Outstanding Kids & Family Programming.