Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Penning an Award Winner

Nashville children’s Patricia McKissack wins new PEN award

August 30, 2012 Prolific children’s author and Nashville native Patricia McKissack has been honored for her picture book Never Forgotten. The PEN American Center recently awarded McKissack the PEN/Steven Kroll award, which, according to the PEN website, “acknowledge[s] the distinct literary contributions of picture book writers.”

McKissack is the first-ever recipient of this annual award. Read more about McKissack’s recognition on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website.