Anne (netmouse) wrote,

Nnedi Okorafor! And the Detcon1 YA Award(s)

Nnedi Okorafor, Detcon1 YA Author Special GuestI have not yet mentioned that Nnedi Okorafor will be joining us at Detcon1 as our Young Adult Author Special Guest. I have been a fan of her writing for years and I have also met her and her delightful daughter. I have no doubt she will be an awesome guest.

A special grant from Chicon 7 is paying for this special guest, as well as administrative costs associated with a YA Award that we will be administering.

ANYONE can nominate up to 5 works for the YA award, you just have to request a PIN number - go to for more information and to participate.

(There are actually two awards that will be given out - one for middle grade books and one for YA/Teen, but you needn't specify the category when you nominate- the Awards Administrator will figure it out.)

My favorite of Nnedi's books, btw, is Akata Witch.

I welcome recommendations of books from 2013 I should consider nominating for the award. But even more I encourage you to spread the word and nominate something yourselves!
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