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Erin Bow: poet, novelist, chewer of pencils.
Press clippings, photos, and the like
Sorrow's Knot made best-of-the-year lists from Kirkus, Quill & Quire, the Canadian Bookseller's Association, The Canadian Library Association, and more.
The Scorpion Rules was on the cover of the 2015 gift guides at Canada's big national retailer, Chapters/Indigo. This is the corresponding website image.
The Scorpion Rules was named to best-of-the-year lists by Kirkus, Barnes and Noble, Powell's Books, Chapters/Indigo, Nook Books, Kobo Books, The CBC, The Globe and Mail, and the Chicago Public Library.
I'm famous in Canada, which is like being famous in real life. Quill & Quire made me a cover girl and called me "a rising star." CBC Books said I was "so close to YA superstardom she could probably touch it." (Um? Possibly it is under the laundry?)
The Scorpion Rules was named Book of the Year for Young Adults by the Canadian Library Association.
The Scorpion Rules had a coming out party at BEA 2015. Check out the banners flanking the entrance to the Exhibit Hall. There were pre-pub features in in Publishers' Weekly, Kirkus, and Entertainment Weekly. The book got four starred reviews.
My second novel, Sorrow's Knot, won the inaugural Monica Hughes award for best Canadian science fiction or fantasy. Here I am accepting the award. Sorrow's Knot was also short listed for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award for children's literature, and for the Sunburst award for best Canadian speculative fiction.
This goes back a ways but is one of the highlights of my professional career -- winning "Canada's Newbery," the $25,000 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award for my first novel, Plain Kate. Below, I'm giving the winner's speech.
Sorrow's Knot was named one of the fifteen Books of the Year by Quill & Quire. This included books of all genres, not just children's books.
My little first novel Plain Kate got big attention, including reviews in the New York Times, the Times of London (UK), and the Guardian (UK)
Plain Kate has the world's coolest booktrailer.
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