The Forward National Literature Award

2012 Forward National Literature Award Winners

First Place Winners

General Fiction 
    Author: Nathan Lowell
    Title: Quarter Share


Picture/Children’s Books
    Author: Jacqueline Jules (Illustrator: Amy Huntington)
    Title: No English


Middle Grade/Chapter Books
    Author: Nicole Izmaylov 
    Title: Dart and the Squirrels


Teen/Young Adult
    Author: Robert Jeschonek
    Title: My Favorite Band Does Not Exist


Fantasy
    Author: Andy Gavin
    Title: The Darkening Dream


Mystery
    Author: Alex Kava
    Title: Fireproof: A Maggie O'Dell Novel


Romance
    Author: Susan Andersen
    Title: That Thing Called Love

 
Historical Fiction
    Author: Larry Bjornson
    Title: Wide Open


Humor
    Author: Lee Wardlaw
    Title: 101 Ways to Bug Your Friends and Enemies


Drama
    Author: Elaine Wolf
    Title: Camp


Short Story Collections
    Authors: Michael Czyzniejewski
    Title: Chicago Stories: 40 Dramatic Fictions


Nonfiction
    Authors: Vera Williams
    Title: WASPs: Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II



Second Place Winners 



General Fiction
    Author: Marianne Langner Zeitlin
    Title: Motherless Child


Picture/Children’s Books
    Author: Stephanie Burkhart (Illustrator: Stephen Macquignon)
    Title: The Fearsome Beastie


Middle Grade/Chapter Books
    Author: Stuart Reid (Illustrator: Calvin Innes)
    Title: Gorgeous George and the Giant Geriatric Generator

 
Teen/Young Adult
    Author: Diane Nelson
    Title: Dragon Academy


Fantasy
    Author: Shay West
    Title: The Chosen (Book One): Portals of Destiny


Mystery
    Author: Leslie Tentler
    Title: Midnight Caller


Romance
    Author: Patty Wiseman
    Title: An Unlikely Arrangement


Historical Fiction
    Author: Cynthia Drew
    Title: City of Slaughter: A Novel


Humor
    Author: Willow Yamauchi
    Title: Bad Mommy


Drama
    Author: Alicia Singleton
    Title: Dark Side of Valor: A Novel


Short Story Collections
    Author: Gretl Claggett
    Title: Monsoon Solo: Voices Once Submerged


Nonfiction
    Author: vehoae
    Title: Conscience: Breaching Social Amnesia



Congratulations, and thank you to the 2012 judges!