THE SPELLMAN FILES is one of ten recipients of the 2008 Alex Awards. This award is given to ten authors whose books, while written for adults, have specific teen appeal. Lisa will be attending the awards ceremony in June at the American Library Association's annual meeting. Congratulations!
Here's a bit more about the award:
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), the fastest-growing division of the American Library Association, named the recipients of the 2008 Alex Awards. . . . The awards, sponsored by Booklist, were announced at the 2008 ALA Midwinter Meeting.
The Alex Awards were created to recognize that many teens enjoy and often prefer books written for adults, and to assist librarians in recommending adult books that appeal to teens. The award is named in honor of the late Margaret Alexander Edwards, fondly called "Alex" by her closest friends, a young adult specialist at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore. She used adult books extensively with young adults to broaden their experience and enrich their understanding of themselves and their world.