Fayetteville Literary Festival
Lois Lowry, two-time Newbery Award-winner and author of The Giver, will be the festival keynote speaker on Wednesday, October 7 at 7pm at the Fayetteville Public Library.
Lowry is credited with more than thirty children’s books and is best known for handling difficult subjects—racism, murder, terminal illness, the Holocaust—for children, earning her both praise and criticism.
In addition to her two Newbery Awards, Lowry was a finalist in 2000 (and U.S. nominee again in 2004) for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest recognition available to creators of children's books. The film version of The Giver was released in 2014.
During the festival, Lowry will be the featured speaker at the Young Author’s Series for Fayetteville Public Schools’ fourth graders, the Blair Lecture Series for tenth graders, and at a public presentation for the FPL Author Series at the Fayetteville Public Library.