A fixture of the literary world since 1950, the National Book award honors the strongest writing in America. Qualifications necessary to win the award are simple: the book has to have been published no earlier than December 1st of the previous year, and the author must be a U.S.
Truman Capote's 1966 novel In Cold Blood depicts the real-life murder of the Clutter family, a bizarre and gruesome act of violence.
Nobody likes to be rejected, nobody! It hurts, it's not fun, and sometimes it's just mean as hell. However, some things do still have a silver lining.
In 1999, author Laurie Halse Anderson released a young adult novel entitled Speak that would result in widespread conversation and a shift in the way we view and talk about sexual assault.
Yrsa Daley-Ward was born in 1989 in Northern England and, at just twenty-nine years old, has already published two full-length works and gained 136K followers on Instagram.