Jacqueline West, Writer

New York Times Bestselling Author and Poet

Cover of Long Lost by Jacqueline West
Cover art by the Balbusso Twins

• 2022 Minnesota Book Award Winner
• Winner of the 2023 Prix Enfantaisie (Le Secret de Lost Lake)
• Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
• Indie Next List pick
• Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List selection
• Oklahoma Sequoyah Book Awards Master List selection
• New Hampshire Great Stone Face Book Award master list selection
• Three Stars Book Award (District of Columbia) nominee
• Volunteer State Book Award master list selection
• Grand Traverse Battle of the Books selection
• Sunshine State Young Readers Award master list selection
• Maud Hart Lovelace Award master list selection
• Grand Canyon Reader Award nominee
• Iowa Teen Award selection
• 2024 Read Aloud Indiana Selection
• 2023-2024 North Carolina Battle of the Books Selection
• 2024 Beehive Book Awards (Utah) Nominee

"... A captivating narrative that draws the reader into two stories of two sisters living over a century apart... A spooky sisterhood mystery that is sure to be a hit with readers who enjoy titles such as Katherine Arden’s Small Spaces, Ellen Oh’s Spirit Hunters, or Lindsay Currie’s Scritch Scratch."
- School Library Journal, starred review

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The Books of Elsewhere The Collectors Digging Up Danger Dreamers Often Lie Last Things



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Jacqueline West is the author of the NYT-bestselling middle grade series The Books of Elsewhere, the Schneider Family Award Honor Book The Collectors, the YA horror novel Last Things, the Minnesota Book Award-winning middle grade mystery Long Lost, and several other odd and twisty books for young readers. Her poetry and short fiction for adults appear in a variety of publications.

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