2017 William Morris Finalists Announced: The five finalists for the 2017 William Morris Award were announced by the American Library Association’s Young Adult Library Services Association in December 2016. The award is given to a first-time author writing for teens, and named to honor William C. Morris, an influential marketer of books for youth with HarperCollins. The winner will be named at the ALA Midwinter Conference Youth Media Awards session in Atlanta on January 23, 2017. The five nominees are;
Girard, M-E. Girl Mans Up. HarperTeen.
Patel, Sonia. Rani Patel In Full Effect. Cinco Puntos Press.
Zentner, Jeff. The Serpent King. Crown/Random House.
Hitchcock, Bonnie-Sue. The Smell of Other People’s Houses. Wendy Lamb/Random House.
Devlin, Calla. Tell Me Something Real. Atheneum.