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Tamora Pierce is One of The Pixel Project’s “16 for 16” Honour Roll Call of Authors Who Support Stopping Violence Against Women

from the article: “The Pixel Project’s Read For Pixels campaign was first launched in September 2014 in recognition of the longstanding power of books to shape cultural ideas and influence the direction of history…. To date, 60 award-winning bestselling authors from genres as diverse as Science Fiction, Fantasy, Crime, Thrillers, and Horror have participated in various Read For Pixels campaigns and initiatives, raising more than $33,500 for the cause to end Violence Against Women to date.”

This year, the nonprofit honors sixteen authors, including Tammy. The others are: Alexandra Sokoloff, Christopher Golden, Claudia Gray, Colleen Gleason, Dan Wells, Darynda Jones, Gregg Hurowitz, Keri Arthur, Lauren Beukes, Laurie R. King, Max Gladstone, Meg Cabot, Nalini Singh, Steven Erikson, and Victoria (V.E.) Schwab.

Margaret A. Edwards Award Speech

Here is the original text of Tammy’s Margaret A. Edwards Award speech, as requested by some fans.

What a long, strange trip this has been—and yet I can’t complain. If you feel bitterly used and wish to exact vengeance at the end of my talk, I wish you luck, because it’s my father’s fault that I’m here, and he is swapping stories with the fellows in Valhalla. He was glad to hear that I fought my mother to watch the British TV series “Robin Hood” every weekday morning before I ran to school. You see, my father had three daughters, which means that I was the oldest son. I was never good at outdoor things, but when it came to books and television, my father shaped me. We shared the adventures of Thor Heyerdahl and Sir Edmund Hillary, Howard Pyle’s renditions (for boys) of the adventures of Robin Hood and of King Arthur, the historical novels of F. Van Wyck Mason and Kenneth Roberts, and the books of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Mark Twain, and Edgar Allen Poe. He approved heartily when I read the family Golden Library editions of The Iliad and The Odyssey. We watched “Davy Crockett” together, the World War II drama “Combat!”, and the original “Star Trek” series. My mother, who was a brilliant, troubled woman, oversaw my education in liberal politics and issues, and in religious and social history. She was the reason that my middle school principal introduced me to a visitor as “our little women’s libber.” It was the 1960s. Things were changing. I breathed in feminism long before my friends at school.

Not that I had many friends. Up until third grade things were all right. I lived in a small coal town where everyone dressed the same. Then we moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. I was obviously poor: one kid said I looked like a “refugee from a rag bag.” I used “big words.” I read too much. I knew no popular songs or dances or TV shows (we had no TV by then). I was beat up and bullied. A girl who had been my best friend the day before joined others at my bus stop to throw dirt clods at me.

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Buzzfeed Members Pick ALANNA: THE FIRST ADVENTURE as One of “21 Books Every Woman Should Read In Her Lifetime”

At Number 17, between Malala Yousafzai’s I Am Malala and Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games, is Tammy’s first Tortall novel. She’s delighted to be included on this list, and proud to be in such great company as Ms. Yousafzai, Maya Angelou, Alice Walker, Jane Austen and Khaled Hosseini.

BUZZFEED: 21 Books Every Woman Should Read in Her Lifetime

Tamora Pierce Videos Playlist on YouTube

We’ve just created a “Tamora Pierce Videos” Playlist on YouTube, under Tim’s YouTube Account. It currently includes Tammy’s Margaret A. Edwards Award acceptance speech from 2013, and the nine-part Supanova Sydney panel “Writer’s Roundtable – What Are You Reading Now?” featuring Tammy, Anne Bishop, Maria Lewis, Alison Goodman, Keri Arthur, and Ian Irvine, moderated by Supanova’s Literary Manager, Ineke Prochazka.

Future clips from panels, and other recordings of Tammy’s appearances, will appear as either Tim cuts them into something manageable, or other people ask that they be added….

 

Tamora Pierce is One of “Five Great Audiobooks Read by the Author”

Tammy’s in great company at No. 2 (The Immortals and Circle of Magic Quartets) narrating as the Full Cast Audio Family performs the characters’ dialogue (including Bruce Coville as Niklaren Goldeye and Tammy’s husband Tim as Dedicate Crane, among other roles!), with Neil Gaiman (Ocean at the End of the Lane) at No. 1 – and Jenny Lawson (Furiously Happy), the late Christopher Hitchens (Hitch-22), and Seamus Heaney’s translation of the Old English classic Beowulf also on the list.

Tamora Pierce’s Supanova Schedule

Hello all! We’ve updated Tammy’s events page to reflect her schedules for Supanova’s Sydney and Perth events.

CLICK HERE to view the Sydney schedule.

CLICK HERE to view the Perth schedule.

Both will be updated to reflect final signing times as soon as that information is available.

To answer a question that’s been going around, these will be Tammy’s only appearances in Australia this year. She would love to make it out to Melbourne, Brisbane, New Zealand, and all of the other suggested places that you guys have been begging for, but it’s just not possible with time and financial considerations. If you want to see her (at current or different locations), let Supanova’s staff know! Tammy loves Australia, and she’d love to come back.

Tamora Pierce in Sydney, Australia!

We made it! Tammy and her husband Tim landed in Sydney, Australia at 6:20 AM local time to attend Australia’s Supanova Pop Culture Expo this Friday – Sunday.

On the plane with her, and also attending Supanova, was Dark Fantasy author Anne Bishop (The Black Jewels, The Courtyards of the Others books), gaming composer/musician Michael Patti (Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void, Legend of Legends), VO performer Sean Schemmel (Goku in the US version of the Dragon Ball universe, the Yu-Gi-Oh! universe) , and actor/musician James Marsters (Spike from Buffy, The Vampire Slayer and Angel).