Hollins Announces Winner of the 2020 Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children’s Literature
Wendy Meddour, an internationally best-selling children’s author whose books have been translated into 18 languages, will receive an engraved medal and a $1,000 cash prize for “Lubna and Pebble,” illustrated by Daniel Egnéus and published by Dial Books.
M.F.A. Student Selected As “We Need Diverse Books” Mentee
Donald A.D. Sutton, an aspiring author and illustrator who is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in children’s literature and children’s book illustration, is one of ten book creators chosen to take part in the We Need Diverse Books Mentorship Program for 2020.
New Book by MFA Grads Supports Local Early Literacy Initiative
Copies of “Slow Time, Hush Time” by Jennifer Wood M.F.A. ’19 and Lucinda Rowe M.F.A. ’19, both alumnae of the university’s graduate programs in children’s literature and children’s book illustration, will be distributed for free to new mothers at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Submission Deadline for 2020 Margaret Wise Brown Prize is January 15
Presented annually, the Margaret Wise Brown Prize recognizes the author of the best text for a picture book published during the previous year. The award is a tribute to one of Hollins University’s best-known alumnae and one of America’s most beloved children’s authors.
Netflix To Feature YA Drama Based On Hollins Author’s Novel
The Internet TV network has ordered 10 episodes of “Tiny Pretty Things,” an hour-long series based on the book by Dhonielle Clayton M.A. ’09 and Sona Charaipotra. The show is scheduled to premiere in 2020.
Penguin Random House to Publish Hollins Author’s Debut Novel
“The Road to After,” an illustrated middle grade novel in verse by Rebekah Lowell M.F.A. ’19, will be released in the spring of 2022.
Wilson Museum Exhibition Inspired by the Ideas of Immigrants and “Otherness”
Award-winning author and illustrator Mary Jane Begin deconstructs the creative process and shares the development of two book projects in the exhibition “Mapping the Imagination,” which will be on display June 28 – September 9. Begin will become chair of Hollins’ M.F.A. summer program in children’s book writing and illustrating on July 1.
Salowey, Cockrell Recognized at Honors Convocation
Salowey, a professor of classical studies, received the Herta T. Freitag Faculty Legacy Award, and Cockrell, who co-founded Hollins’ graduate programs in children’s literature, was presented the Roberta A. Stewart Service Award.
Hollins Announces Winner of the 2019 Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children’s Literature
John Sullivan will receive an engraved medal and a $1,000 cash prize for his debut children’s book, “Kitten and the Night Watchman,” illustrated by Taeeun Yoo and published by Simon & Schuster. The work is inspired by the true story of Sullivan, a City of Chicago buildings and equipment guard, and his encounter with a cat that would become his companion for 17 years.
Submission Deadline for 2019 Margaret Wise Brown Prize Is Jan. 15
Presented annually, the Margaret Wise Brown Prize recognizes the author of the best text for a picture book published during the previous year. The award is a tribute to one of Hollins’ best-known alumnae and one of America’s most beloved children’s authors.
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