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2013 Judge: Martine Leavitt

Martine Leavitt has written eight novels for young adults, most recently My Book of Life by Angel, a Junior Library Guild Selection and a Booklist best book of the year. Other titles include Keturah and Lord Death, a finalist for the National Book Award, Tom Finder, winner of the Mr. Christie Award, and Heck Superhero, a finalist for the Governor General’s Award. Her novels have been published in Japan, Korea, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and the Netherlands. Currently she teaches writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is a mother of seven and a grandmother of thirteen—all of whom are critically acclaimed.

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  1. Squee! [Another] One of my favorite authors! Fantastic!

  2. Everything I’ve ever heard Martine read, from novels to poems to lectures, has been exquisitely crafted, and often sneakily funny. I can’t wait to hear her verdict!

  3. Martine Leavitt . . . Martine Leavitt . . . Martine Leavitt . . .A name I’ve hear spoken with reverence from a friend who took a week long writing workshop from her a few years ago. I’ve had her quoted to me so many times it feels as if I was there in person.

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