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The Schwa Was Here: Neal Shusterman’s 2005 BGHB Fiction Award Speech

I’m thrilled and honored to be the recipient of this year’s Boston Globe–Horn Book Fiction Award for The Schwa Was Here. It’s fitting to me that this ceremony takes place in Boston, because Boston is where my career started — with Little, Brown, when their offices were on Beacon Hill. I took a walk down […]

The Race to Save the Lord God Bird: Phillip Hoose’s 2005 BGHB Nonfiction Award Speech

I’d like to tell you how and why I came to choose the Ivory-billed Woodpecker as the subject for a work of nonfiction. I did it to unite my two careers with one project: I am both an author and a conservationist (next week I will begin my twenty-ninth year as a staff member of […]