National Book Awards Acceptance Speeches

Polly Horvath, Winner of the 2003 YOUNG PEOPLE'S LITERATURE AWARD
for The Canning Season

Oh, thank you. Thank you to my wonderful editor of 16 years, Margaret Ferguson, my daughters, Emily and Rebecca, the people at Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Michael Eisenberg, Jean McDermott and always, always my husband, Arnie Keller, and the Judging Committee and the National Book Foundation. I'm really honored to receive this. Thank you.

Photo Credit: Melanie Einzig