Lois Lowry's Blog
Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award
Each year, through the Childrens' Book Committee of PEN New England, this award (named for Simmons College Emeritus Professor Bloom) is given to new New England writers of books for young people.. We had 150 submissions this year and our committee spent a long and fruitful day selecting three winners, whose manuscripts will now go to editors at major publishing houses. The awards were given Sunday evening at a celebratory event to:
Bette Anne Reith for a YA novel called 'GREETINGS FROM THE MIRACLE
Heather Jessen for a picture book text called I WON A ROBOT IN A RAFFLE
and Linda Zajac for a non-fiction book called ICE BIRDS IN A WARMING LAND
Congratulations to these three writers!