The Chicago Tribune announced that its 2018 Young Adult Literary Award winner is out writer David Levithan.
His novels include Boy Meets Boy ( 2003; Nick And Norah's Infinite Playlist ( 2006 ); Will Grayson, Will Grayson ( 2010 ); Every Day ( 2012 ); Hold Me Closer ( 2015 ); and You Know Me Well ( 2016 ). Levithan will be honored at the 2018 Printers Row Lit Fest on Saturday, June 9.
Past winners have included R.L. Stine, Lois Lowry, James Patterson, John Greene, Judy Blume, and LeVar Burton. Levithan was scheduled to be receive the award at the 2017 Printers Row Lit Fest, but was unable to attend due to an eye injury sustained that week.
COUNTRY Financial, C-SPAN, and the Chicago Public Library sponsor Lit Fest.