Award-winning children's author Walter Dean Myers dies

Myers, author of such books as 'Hoops' and 'Monster,' recently published an essay lamenting what he saw as a lack of diverse characters in children's literature. Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

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Vera B. Williams dies at 88; award-winning children's author and illustrator

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Walter Dean Myers Awards Announced

The We Need Diverse Books Walter Awards Judging Committee has selected the winners and honorees for the sixth Walter Dean Myers Awards for Outstanding Children's Literature. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Author Who Died in Syria Wins Arab American Book Award

The late New York Times Reporter Anthony Shadid, who died in Syria last year, is among the winners of the 2013 Arab American Book Awards. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Nicaragua has ordered the arrest of award-winning author Sergio Ramírez.

State prosecutors in Nicaragua have ordered the arrest of one of the country’s most prominent writers, Sergio Ramírez, accusing the 78-year-old novelist of inspiring hatred and conspiring to destabilize Nicaragua. With only two months to go until the presidential elections in November, dozens of... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Prize-winning author Cathy MacPhail dies, aged 75

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Eloise Greenfield, author whose picture books uplifted Black children, dies at 92

Her dozens of works helped broaden children’s literature so that young African Americans could see themselves, their history and their hopes in the pages of their picture books. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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“I’ll take my characters to bed.” Walter Dean Myers on his writing process and routines.

On this day in 1937, the prolific author Walter Dean Myers was born Walter Milton Myers in Martinsburg, West Virginia. The three-time National Book Award finalist was known for his realistic, groundbreaking, affecting portrayals of the Black urban experience, which did not shy away from... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Tasmanian author Amanda Lohrey wins prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award for The Labyrinth

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Patricia Reilly Giff, popular and prolific children’s author, dies at 86

Over nearly half a century, she wrote more than 100 books for young readers, including the Newbery Honor recipients ‘Lily’s Crossing’ and ‘Pictures of Hollis Woods.’ Continue reading at The Washington Post

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McMullan and Millwood Hargrave win Society of Authors awards

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Luiselli wins Dublin Literary Award for Lost Children Archive

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Lucinda Franks, Pulitzer-winning journalist and author, dies at 74

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Sheikh Zayed Book Award Shortlists: Literature, Children’s Literature, and Young Author

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Evaristo and Carty-Williams become first black authors to win top British Book awards

Candice Carty-Williams and Bernardine Evaristo take book of the year and author of the year categories, as publishers face criticism for treatment of black authorsCandice Carty-Williams and Bernardine Evaristo have become the first black authors to win the top prizes at the British Book awards,... Continue reading at The Guardian

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