CRC Alumna Liane Kupferberg Carter receives writing award

Author to Receive Award for Outstanding Book at Upcoming Conference

April 1, 2017, New York, NY – Liane Kupferberg Carter ’81 was announced as a recipient of an annual writing award from The American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) for her memoir Ketchup Is My Favorite Vegetable: A Family Grows Up With Autism (Jessica Kingsley Publishers; 2016.)

“This book beautifully captures the struggle and joy of having an autistic child,” ASJA judges said. ASJA annual awards honor outstanding nonfiction works that are deemed significant, exceptionally well-researched, and skillfully written.

Carter is a member of ASJA. She is a nationally known writer, journalist and advocate for the autism community. Her work has been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Parents Magazine, and numerous literary journals, blogs and book anthologies.

“Every year I’m amazed by the quality of writing produced by my ASJA peers,” says awards co-chair Janine Latus. “It makes me proud to be a member.” Co-chair Salley Shannon agreed, adding “Lots of ‘can’t put it down’ reads on this winners’ list.”

Carter will receive the award at the ASJA Awards Reception on Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Roosevelt Hotel. All are welcome to the event, part of ASJA2017: Pivot. Publish. Prosper. ASJA’s Annual Writers Conference. Several winners are part of the conference program. Tickets for the Gala and full Conference information are available here.

About ASJA
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