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The Edgar Awards

Very excited to hear that Steve Hamilton won the 2011 Edgar Award for Best Novel last night.  The Lock Artist

I reviewed The Lock Artist here last year, and it was a popular booktalk in my library this spring. The story has all kinds of teen appeal. It even won an Alex Award.

Hamilton was up against some stiff competition, including Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter and Faithful Place. I wrote about the nominations when they were announced in January. The full list of winners can be found on the

Angela Carstensen About Angela Carstensen

Angela Carstensen is Head Librarian and an Upper School Librarian at Convent of the Sacred Heart in New York City. Angela served on the Alex Awards committee for four years, chairing the 2008 committee, and chaired the first YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adult committee in 2009. Recently, she edited Outstanding Books for the College Bound: Titles and Programs for a New Generation (ALA Editions, 2011). Contact her via Twitter @AngeReads.