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Hollins University
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PO Box 9603
Roanoke, VA 24020-1603
(540) 362-6575
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Dancing on the Edge, by Han Nolan, 2014 writer-in-residence

2014 Writer-in-Residence

Han Nolan

David Almond, Hollins 2013 Writer-in-Residence

Han Nolan is the winner of the National Book Award for her young adult novel Dancing on the Edge, and author of other acclaimed novels for young adults, including Send Me Down a Miracle (a National Book Award nominee), If I Should Die Before I Wake, A Face in Every Window, Born Blue, When We Were Saints, A Summer of Kings, Crazy, and Pregnant Pause. She’ll meet individually with students to read their manuscripts and give feedback and critique.


Scholar-in-Residence: Lisa Rowe Fraustino

Lisa Rowe Fraustino is professor of English, Eastern Connecticut State University; Ph.D., Binghamton University. Her newest book, the middle-grade novel The Hole in the Wall, won the 2010 Milkweed Prize for Children’s Literature. She is a past president of the Children's Literature Association. She will meet individually with students to work on turning conference papers and course essay assignments into successful journal submissions.

Guest Lecturers

Recent lecturers have included such scholars and writers as:

  • Leonard Marcus, author of Minders of Make-Believe and the Margaret Wise Brown biography Awakened by the Moon.
  • Diane Muldrow, editorial director of Golden Books at Random House.
  • Philip Nel, author of The Annotated Cat: Under the Hats of Seuss and His Cats and Dr. Seuss: American Icon.
  • Maria Nikolajeva, author of The Aesthetic Approach to Children's Literature; The Rhetoric of Character in Children's Literature; and From Mythic to Linear: Time in Children's Literature.
  • Perry Nodelman, author of Words About Pictures and The Pleasures of Children's Literature.
  • Delia Sherman, winner of the Mythopoeic Award for The Porcelain Dove.
  • Maria Tatar, author of Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood; The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales; and Off With Their Heads: Fairy Tales and the Culture of Childhood.
  • Nancy Willard, poet, novelist, and Newbery medal winner for A Visit to William Blake's Inn.