Louisville author brings home Newbery Honor Award

A lot of people want to write and publish a novel. Vince Vawter, a former News Sentinel editor and Louisville author, went the extra step of winning a Newbery Honor Award for his coming-of-age novel, “Paperboy”.
The story made today’s issue of The Daily Times and was written by a staff member who has penned plenty of local author stories, Melanie Tucker.
I looked up Vawter’s website after reading his story and found the post on his home page (“Oh No, Here Comes Another Writing Expert) humble and humorous.

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Reading “The Son” by Phillip Meyer

I’m reading “The Son” by Phillip Meyer. It is my favorite book of the year, thus far.

Read this review by “The Guardian”.

Meyer’s story unfolds in Texas, at the start of its formation as a republic in 1836. It is told from the viewpoint of three characters (from three different generations), all members of the legendary McCullough clan in South Texas.