Since the announcement that the 2008 recipient of YALSA’s Margaret A. Edwards Award is Orson Scott Card for his novels ‘Ender’s Shadow’ and â€˜Ender’s Game,’ YALSA has received feedback that has made it clear additional clarification of the criteria and terms of this award are necessary. I’ve provided a brief statement, that hopefully provides this clarification.
Thanks again to the 2008 Margaret A. Edwards Award Committee for their hard work!
YALSA President, 2007-2008
Sorry for the heat you’re taking on this.
It’s rough when many people *really like* an author’s books and/or writing style (and agree they’re worthy of an award) but the author holds a set of beliefs with which many people *really strongly disagree* on certain subjects.
Here’s hoping the brouhaha doesn’t unjustly colour future awards deliberations.
Thanks for posting this. You clarified a lot of questions people have.