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Morris Award Finalist Interview Series

The 5 finalists for YALSA's 2015 William C. Morris Debut YA Award were announced in early December, and the winner will be announced at the Youth Media Awards at the ALA Midwinter meeting in Chicago on February 2nd. As is tradition, every year, previous winners of the award interview the current finalists, which is a wonderful way to learn more about the nominated titles and their wonderful authors. You can also discuss the books with other readers as part of the Morris/Nonfiction Reading Challenge, happening now over at YALSA's The Hub.

So mark your calendars! The schedule (and where the interviews will be posted) is as follows:

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

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Stephanie Kuehn

Stephanie is the William C. Morris award-winning author of Charm & Strange, Complicit, Delicate Monsters, and The Smaller Evil.

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