|McCaffrey wins Margaret A. Edwards Award|
The American Library Association named Anne McCaffrey the 1999 winner of the Margaret A. Edwards Award, honoring lifetime achievement in young adult writing, in January. The award will be presented to McCaffrey in June at the association's annual conference in New Orleans.
Established in 1988, the Edwards Award recognizes an author's work in helping adolescents learn about themselves and address questions about their in relationships, society, and in the world. Criteria include literary quality and popularity with teenagers. The award is administered by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and sponsored by School Library Journal magazine.
In 1998, Madeleine L'Engle received the award for The Austin Family Series and the Time Fantasy Series.
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