Han Nolan

Fiction, Young Adult

Han Nolan is the author of nine young adult fiction and historical fiction novels. Her first novel, If I Should Die Before I Wake (2003), achieved the International Reading Association/​Children’s Book Council Book Award. In this book, Nolan unites the present with the dark historical realities of the Holocaust. Since then, Nolan has garnered many other awards for her work, including the National Book Award for Dancing on the Edge (2014), National Book Award Finalist for Send Me Down a Miracle (2003), and starred reviews in Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, and School Library Journal for the book A Face in Every Window (2008).

Festival Years: 2002, 2006