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April 18, 2013

Susin Nielsen Recipient of 2013 CLA Book of the Year for Children Award

The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen by 2013 BC Book Prize finalist Susin Nielsen has been named the recipient of this year’s Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award. “Nielsen’s books typically are characterized by empathy for her characters,” says CLA’s Book of the Year for Children Award Jury Chair Alexandra Yarrow. “She has a particular gift for finding the unique voice on one child and embracing it, while also portraying with balance and sensitivity other, often unsympathetic, characters of all ages. In The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen, Nielsen’s gifts are at their best yet, resulting in an unforgettable novel that explores a painful topic with compassion.” The award will be presented to Susin on May 30 during the CLA National Conference and Tradeshow in Winnipeg.

The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen has been shortlisted for this year’s Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize. The winners of all seven prize categories for the BC Book Prizes will be announced at the Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prizes Gala on Saturday, May 4, at Government House in Victoria.

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