Wednesday, December 08, 2010
One for the boys
Peter asks a really good question about the William C. Morris Award for first-time YA writers. I hadn't realized that fourteen of the fifteen shortlisted finalists thus far have been women. Given the buzz around (and the merit of) Charles Benoit's You, I was expecting to see that there. [Edited to read: until I discovered the book wasn't eligible; see comments.] Also, what about Jandy Nelson's The Sky Is Everywhere? That's the Girl Book of the year.