Miscellany 3-31-2011

Thursday, March 31, 2011
* Check out my feature on middle grade author Wendy Wan-Long Shang over at Color Online. =D

* Another link of interest (in case you missed it): "Children's Publishing in Asia" by Teri Tan.

* CONGRATULATIONS to children's book writer and illustrator Shaun Tan for winning this year's Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the world's largest prize for children's and young adult literature.

* Speaking of awards for children's and young adult literature, there is a fantastic new one. The South Asia Book Award will be given annually in recognition of a published work of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or folklore, from early childhood to secondary reading levels, published in the U.S., Canada, or U.K., in English, which accurately and skillfully portrays South Asia or South Asians in the diasporas. Very exciting!