ALA Midwinter is coming up, friends, and bringing with it many fabulous book awards. The William C. Morris Award is for the year’s best YA debut. Seraphina won it a few years ago, you may recall. Every year, in a lovely tradition begun by the first Morris winner, Elizabeth C. Bunce, past winners interview this year’s crop of nominees. Here’s the schedule for this year’s interviews, and where they will be posted. If you haven’t read any of the nominees, I encourage you to check them out. These are some wonderful new voices, and I know we’ll be hearing more from each of them in years to come.
Thursday, Jan 15
Stephanie Kuehn interviews Isabel Quintero, author of Gabi, A Girl in Pieces
Monday, Jan 19
Elizabeth C. Bunce interviews Leslye Walton, author of The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Thursday, Jan 22
John Corey Whaley interviews Len Vlahos, author of The Scar Boys
Monday, Jan 26
Blythe Woolston interviews Jessie Ann Foley, author of The Carnival at Bray
Thursday, Jan 29
Rachel Hartman interviews E.K. Johnston, author of The Story of Owen: Dragonslayer of Trondheim
https://rachelhartmanbooks.com/ — why, that’s me!