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Kerry Madden
University of Alabama at Birmingham
HB 213
1530 3rd Avenue S
Birmingham, AL 35294-1260

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA


Publications and Awards

Nothing Fancy About Kathryn & Charlie, Mockingbird Publishing, 2013
Jessie’s Mountain, Viking Children’s Books, 2008
Louisiana’s Song, Viking Children’s Books, 2007
Gentle’s Holler, Viking Children’s Books, 2005
Writing Smarts, American Girl Library, 2002

Scholastic Storyworks Magazine, 2012

Literary Awards:
English Department Creative Project Course Release at the University of Alabama Birmingham, 2010
Distinguished Alumni Award for Literature, University of Tennessee, 2009
Kindling Words Scholarship for a creative writing retreat, 2009
Mock Newbery Finalist at Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana, for Jessie’s Mountain, 2008
Eva County Public Library, Wake County, North Carolina, for Jessie’s Mountain, 2008
Children’s Literature Network “Five Favorite Five” of 2008 for Jessie’s Mountain
California Readers Collection, for Louisiana’s Song, 2008
SIBA Awards Children’s Finalist for Louisiana’s Song, 2008
Young Hoosiers Award Nomination for Gentle’s Holler, 2008
Battle of the Book, BOB, North Carolina for Gentle’s Holler, 2008
State of North Carolina Featured children’s book at National Book Festival for Gentle’s Holler, 2008
CYBILS Award Finalist, for Louisiana’s Song, 2007
Bank Street College Best Books of 2007 for Louisiana’s Song
California Young Readers, for Gentle’s Holler, 2007
Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best Children’s Books for 2006, for Gentle’s Holler
Maine Book Award for Gentle’s Holler, 2006
Mark Twain Award Nomination for Gentle’s Holler, 2006
Bank Street College Best Books of 2005 for Gentle’s Holler
New York Public Library’s 100 Books for Reading and Sharing for 2005, for Gentle’s Holler
Starred Kirkus & Publishers Weekly Reviews for Gentle’s Holler, 2005
Walter E. Dakin Fellowship in Fiction under Francine Prose at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, 1997
Tennessee Williams Scholarship in Playwriting under Romulus Linney at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, 1996

More Information

Gives readings: Yes
Travels to readings: Yes
Conducts workshops: Yes
Available for interviews: Yes

  • ASCA
  • AHA
  • SCAC
  • DYS