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Winner, Young People's Literature: Judy Blundell's 'What I Saw And How I Lied'

This award must be particularly satisfying to Judy Blundell, who toiled for years writing dozens of novels under pen names. It has been a lucrative career: She wrote Star Wars paperback adaptations, among others tailored to corporate specifications, some of them best-sellers. But Blundell has said that it was her work writing this novel that gave her back her own voice.

What I Saw and How I Lied follows the course of a particularly devastating teenage crush during the whirl of the post-World War II years, set in a steamily atmospheric, film noir-like Florida city.

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