Karlin Grants Awarded
- Thursday, September 02, 2010
of Bronx, New York is this year’s winner of the $1,500 Barbara Karlin Grant Award for picture book writing.
The $500 runner-up grant, funded in part by a grant from Ann Whitford Paul, was awarded to Jennifer Bielicki
of Huntington Beach, California.
Additionally, Letters of Commendation have been sent to Curtis Manley
, Maria Gianferrari
, Shari Maser
, Cynthia Grady
, Robin Newman
, Marcia Berneger
and Sarah Blake Johnson
. They were selected from nearly 200 entries.
Our congratulations to the winners and our thanks to the Karlin Coordinator QL Pearce and First Readers Doris Fisher and Francesca Rusackas, both picture book authors, as well as to our judges author Nancy I. Sanders, illustrator Dan Santat and Holiday House Executive Editor Grace Maccarone.
We are honored to again offer this award in the name of Barbara Karlin, who believed deeply in the importance of picture book text and was generous in sharing her knowledge with others in the field. Click here
to learn more about the application process for the Barbara Karlin Grant. New applications will be available for next year after October 1.