Category Archives: Award

ALA announces Newbery, Caldecott and Printz awards

The American Library Assn. announced the winners of its slate of book prizes, including the Newbery, Caldecott and Printz awards, at its annual meeting Monday.   The John Newbery Medal for outstanding contribution to children’s literature went to Kwame Alexander’s … Continue reading

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Gettysburg author Jessica James wins Southern Fiction award

Gettysburg author Jessica James is the first two-time winner of the coveted John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction, according to a news release. James first won the prestigious literary award in 2011 for her Civil War novel “Noble Cause,” … Continue reading

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Year of the Book CEO named 2014 Woman of Influence

Year of the Book CEO and founder Demi Stevens has been named a recipient of the 2014 Women of Influence award. According to a press release, Dr. Stevens is being honored “for her leadership and achievement through Paul Smith Library … Continue reading

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Manchester Twp. author Scott Mingus wins award for Civil War biography

Manchester Township author and historian Scott Mingus Sr. won the Nathan Bedford Forrest History Book Award this month for his 2013 biography, “Confederate General Williams ‘Extra Billy’ Smith.”

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York County Library System to honor retiring president Trish Calvani for 26 years of service

York County Library System president Trish Calvani will be honored Nov. 3, 2013, at Martin Library in York, Pa., for her years of service to YCLS.

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Canada’s Alice Munro wins Nobel literature prize

Canadian write Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for literature Oct. 10, 2013.

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Spring Grove grad Christiana Nehmsmann releases fantasy novel ‘Collide’

Spring Grove Area High School graduate Christiana Nehmsmann recently released “Collide,” a fantasy novel that won Story of the Year at Miss Literati, an online writing community.

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West Manchester Twp. writer Pattie Crider wins award at Philly conference

West Manchester Township writer Pattie Crider won first place in the 2013 Philadelphia Writers’ Conference’s nonfiction contest for her essay on juvenile life Corey Hollinger.

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Pulitzer fiction prize goes to ‘Orphan Master’s Son’ by Adam Johnson

The 2013 Pulitzer Prize for fiction goes to “The Orphan Master’s Son” by Adam Johnson.

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Caro wins National Book Critics Circle bio prize 

Author Robert Caro wins the National Book Critics Circle biography prize announced Feb. 28, 2013.

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