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National Book Award Winner

Whatisaw Judy Blundell won the 2008 National Book Award for her Young Adult novel What I Saw and How I Lied!

In a starred review, Publishers Weekly called it "...a taut, noirish mystery/coming-of-age story set in 1947; it's easy to picture it as a film starring Lana Turner, who is mentioned in these pages.Readers can taste Evie's alienation and her yearning; it's a stylish, addictive brew."

For more insight into the novel, read this interview with Blundell via the National Book Foundation.

Judy Blundell is well known to Star Wars fans by her pseudonym, Jude Watson, but she has written many books for children and adults. Her next project will be Book 4 in The 39 Clues series.

Blundell will be appearing in New York on December 3 at the New York Public Library as part of a special author event.

Blundell_judy_r Teen Author Reading 6-7:30 p.m.
Jefferson Market Branch of NYPL
425 6th Ave, at 10th St.
Featuring: Judy Blundell, What I Saw and How I Lied
Coe Booth, Kendra
Daniel Ehrenhaft, Dirty Laundry
Caroline Hickey, Isabelle’s Boyfriend
Margo Rabb, Cures for Heartbreak
David Van Etten, All That Glitters

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