Posts about National Book Award
TIL about Ève Curie, the youngest daughter of Marie and Pierre Curie, who chose not to pursue a career in science. Her parents, sister, brother-in-law and husband all won Nobel Prizes in their respective fields. She won the National Book Award for Non-Fiction in 1937 for her book 'Madame Curie'.
I'm Malinda Lo, author of several young adult novels including the New York Times-bestselling Last Night at the Telegraph Club, which won the National Book Award, the Stonewall Book Award, and the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. Set in 1950s San Francisco, Last Night at the Telegraph Club is about a seventeen-year-old Chinese American girl named Lily, who wants to be a rocket scientist and also is beginning to realize she's a lesbian. She and her friend, Kath, start to visit the Telegraph Club, a lesbian bar in North Beach, where they discover an underground community and first love.
Last Night at the Telegraph Club, like all my YA novels, are about queer girls. My first novel, Ash, which was published in 2009, is a Sapphic retelling of Cinderella. I've also written a fantasy novel (Huntress), a science fiction thriller duology (Adaptation and Inheritance), and a psychological thriller (A Line in the Dark), so I love jumping genres. My next novel, A Scatter of Light, is a contemporary YA coming-of-age novel, as well as a companion to Last Night at the Telegraph Club, and it comes out in fall 2022.
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