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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Liesl Shurtliff  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:CHILD C:YA Fiction



Illinois Connection

Shurtliff currently resides in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Liesl Shurtliff grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. She studied Music Dance Theatre at Brigham Young University. After she had her first child, she started writing.

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Titles At Your Library


-- '''''Rump''''' *Utah Beehive Award Nominee *New Voices Title, Association of Booksellers for Children, 2013 *Best Childrenís Book, American Book Council, 2013 *"Inspired Recommendations for Kids from Indie Booksellers," Kid's Indie Next List, 2013 *Nerdy Book Club Award, 2013 *Young Adult Book Award, International Reading Association Children's, 2014 *Finalist, Texas Bluebonnet Award, 2014 *Mock Newbery Winner, Andersonís Bookshop, 2014 *Children's Book of the Year, Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College, 2014 *Childrenís Book Award Finalist, State of Georgia, 2015 *Bluegrass Award Finalist State of Kentucky, 2015 *ILLINOIS READS Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2015 *Nene Award Finalist, State of Hawaii, 2015 *Sunshine State Book Award Finalist, State of Florida, 2015 *Golden Sower Master List, State of Nebraska, 2015 *Sequoyah Children's Book Master List, State of Oklahoma, 2015 *Young Readers Master List, Rebecca Caudill, 2016 *Young Reader's Choice Award Finalist, State of Louisiana, 2016 '''''Red''''' *Bestseller, New York Times, 2016 *Starred Review, Shelf Awareness, 2016