Novelist and CASBS visiting scholar Katherine Howe won the 2015 Massachusetts Book Award for middle grade and young adult literature for her historical thriller Conversion. The award recognizes significant works published by Massachusetts residents or about Massachusetts subjects. Howe is a part-time resident of the state. Conversion relates the hysteria of the Salem witch trials and the high-pressure environment of a prestigious prep school.
Mass Book Award winners will be honored in Boston on January 12, 2016. Read an announcement about Howe and her award here.
While at CASBS Howe will complete a novel set among the corsairs of the Gulf Coast that imagines Texas's role within the larger Caribbean diaspora.