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.
Farah Naz Rishi and Glasstown Entertainment are partnering with Amazon Studios to develop Rishi's debut novel. According to Deadline, I HOPE YOU GET THIS MESSAGE is "tells the stirring tale of three teens—Cate, Jesse, and Adeem—who find themselves on a collision course with fate in the aftermath of a message from an alien race granting humans seven remaining days to live. The novel tackles issues of mental illness, faith, queerness and race."
Erin Gough's AMELIA WESTLAKE WAS NEVER HERE was named one of the ten best YA novels of 2019 by Entertainment Weekly alongside titles such as ON THE COME UP by Angie Thomas, THE QUEEN OF NOTHING by Holly Black, and FRANKLY IN LOVE by David Yoon. Congratulations!