National Book Awards Acceptance Speeches

Han Nolan, Winner of the 1997 YOUNG PEOPLE'S LITERATURE AWARD
for Dancing on the Edge

Thank you very much. It's bright.

I'd like to thank The National Book Foundation and the selection committee for honoring Dancing On The Edge tonight, but it is an honor that I must share with my editor, Karen Grove, and my agent, Barbara Kouts, who have always believed in my work, and who have never accepted anything but my best. And the rest of the gang at Harcourt Brace for their tireless work on behalf of my books. And my critique groups, both in Connecticut and Alabama, for their guidance and friendship. And my daughters Adrianne and Rachel, and my husband, Brian. You are my life. I bow to you all.

Thank you.