Friday Panel at Hugo House in Seattle

Alle C. Hall
2 min readMay 24

Portland’s Emme Lund, Seattleite Jennifer Haupt, and Yours Truly

Emme Lund, Jennifer Haupst, and they msyterious moderator of the panel, Sarah Neilson

Through young narrators, we explore identity, second chances, and discovering wonderous aspects of self in the most unexpected places.


Emme Lund’s most recent novel, The Boy with a Bird in His Chest, was awarded the 2019 Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship in Fiction and was nominated for The Oregon Book Award.

Jennifer Haupt is the author of the novels In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills and Come As You Are. She was awarded the 2021 Washington State Book Award for General Nonfiction as the editor of Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19.

Yours Truly’s debut novel, As Far as You Can Go Before You Have to Come Back, has been nominated for The National Book Award and The Pacific NW Booksellers Award. The book won five prizes prior to publication, including The National League of American Pen Women’s Mary Kennedy Eastham Prize.

Alle C. Hall

PNW Booksellers Book Award nominee: As Far as You Can Go Before You Have to Come Back: 1st Place: International FireBird Book Awards: Literary & Coming of Age