Presenter of the National Book Awards

2004 National Book Award Winner: Young People's Literature

Pete Hautman

Godless, by Pete Hautman Pete Hautman

Godless

About the Book

A teenage boy decides to invent a new religion with a new god - the town's water tower.

About the Author

Pete Hautman writes fiction for adults and teens. His poker-themed crime novels, Drawing Dead and The Mortal Nuts, were selected as New York Times Book Review Notable Books. Hautman's work has been nominated for the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Allan Poe Award, and has won Best YA Book of the Year from the Michigan Library Association, the Minnesota Book Award for Best Popular Novel and for Best Young Adult Novel, and the Wisconsin Library Association Award in both the adult and young adult categories. He lives in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Author photo credit: Linda Poverman