Allan Wolf News

Coming in October from Allan Wolf


(Candlewick Press)


A “masterpiece. Wolf leaves no emotion unplumbed, no area of research uninvestigated, and his voices are so authentic they hurt. Everyone should read it. Outstanding, insightful back matter completes this landmark work.” Booklist, Starred Review

A lyrical, monumental work of fact and imagination that reads like an oral history revved up by the drama of the event. Kirkus Review, Starred Review

Several concrete poems add visual interest; the Iceberg poems gradually get shorter as the monster melts, and the melee above decks is shown through a series of four-line poems surrounded by snippets of frantic conversation that converge in the gutter. As the ship sinks, the words of shipbuilder Thomas Andrews’s poem tilt and then drop off the page. Horn Book Magazine, Starred Review

Allan Wolf has combined meticulous research with open-hearted poetry to craft the story of the Titanic in a fresh and compelling way. A remarkable accomplishment.” Helen Frost, author of Crossing Stones and Hidden

“Allan Wolf has imagined his way deep into the cold, dark waters of history and has come back carrying a couple of dozen voices that he discovered there, voices whose authenticity is not only convincing but compelling.” Ted Kooser, former U.S. Poet Laureate and winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Wow. Junior Library Guild

A 2012 BEST FICTION FOR YOUNG ADULTS Nominee, American Library Association

Check out this great book trailer for The Watch that Ends the Night, created by Kristin Seholm for YA Literature Class at Texas Women's University. Kristin's professor is Sylvia Vardell, a poet friend of mine and co-editor of the teen poetry e-book, P*Tag.

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Click Here to check out the recent interview with Allan Wolf on The Fourth Musketeer!

The Watch that Ends the Night "Launches" at SIBA

I spent one weekend in September talking up the new book at the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) gathering in Charleston, SC. While signing books I cozied up with fellow Virginia Tech Hokie alumn, Sharyn McCrumb who was there promoting her new book, The Ballad of Tom Dooley.

Click on this link to read Teresa Rolfe Kravtin's blog about the whole adventure, complete with more photos of me with two other friends I met there, legendary bookseller, Emoke B'ratz, and fellow Candlewick Press author, Meg Medina.

Margo Tanenbaum presents Author Interview and Book Giveaway: Allan Wolf, author of The Watch that Ends the Night posted at The Fourth Musketeer


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