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Monday, October 17, 2011

rgz Newsflash: Shine Removed?

I came home from the library today, totally happy to have found Shine on the shelf. I was excited to read Lauren Myracle's new work, knowing it was going to be intense and profound. Knowing it was nominated for the National Book Award. And then Little Willow pointed me to Libba Bray's blog.

The Foundation asked Lauren to recuse herself from the finalists as her nomination was an error. Graciously, Lauren did so. We applaud her integrity and send our loving support.

For me personally, Lauren is still on the list. No doubt.

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Beth Kephart said...

This is devastating news. I am truly heartbroken for her.

Little Willow said...

Shine on, Lauren.

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Me, too, Beth. Amen, LW!

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