JC Kato has won the 2015 Cushman Late Bloomer Award with her manuscript for Finding Moon Rabbit, the incredible story of Koko Hayashi, a ten-year-old girl who doesn’t follow rules, but must survive with her mother and sister in a Wyoming internment camp. JC said she’s been wanting to write this story ever since she married into the Kato family, and now she has. I chose Finding Moon Rabbit because the writing is strong and authentic, Koko is an intriguing and original character, and the subject matter is compelling and important. Well done, JC. I look forward to reading the finished book.
So all you over-fifties, think about applying. Next year I could be congratulating you.