2023 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame

2023 Silver Pen Awardee, Megan Edwards
Photo by Martin Szillat, UNR

On December 1, 2023 we attended the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame event at the University of Nevada Reno to celebrate this year’s inductees. Susan Palwick was inducted into the Hall of Fame and Megan Edwards was awarded the 2023 Silver Pen award.

The Nevada Writers Hall of Fame was established in 1988 and honors those writers who have a strong connection to Nevada and have received critical recognition for their work.

A number of inductees and Silver Pen holders were in the audience at the beautiful Wells Fargo Auditorium on the UNR campus. The event was hosted by Catherine Cardwell, the Dean of the University Libraries.

Susan Palwick, Hall of Fame Inductee
Photo by Martin Szillat, UNR

Megan Edwards is the author of A Coin for the Ferryman (Imbrifex, 2022). Her other books include the travel memoir Roads from the Ashes: An Odyssey in Real Life on the Virtual Frontier, the award-winning Copper Black mystery novels Getting off on Frank Sinatra and Full Service Blonde, and the award-winning novel Strings: A Love Story. Edwards holds a B.A. in classics from Scripps College and an M.A. from Claremont Graduate University. She is also the founder and editor of Living-Las-Vegas.com

Susan Palwick has published four novels with Tor Books: Flying in Place (1992), The Necessary Beggar (2005), Shelter (2007), and Mending the Moon (2013). She has also had story collections published by Tachyon Publications (The Fate of Mice, 2007) and Fairwood Press (All Worlds are Real, 2019). She has an AB from Princeton and a PhD from Yale and was a professor at UNR for twenty years. Susan received the Silver Pen Award in 2006.

Cousins from Wyoming and Montana joined friends from Las Vegas and Reno to celebrate with Megan. The University Library hosted a lovely reception and both authors signed many books for attendees.

Friends and family who joined us in Reno: from Left: John L. Smith, Sally Denton, Salvatore Musco, Elizabeth Barile, Cynthia Musco, Mary Piser, Kathy Wilkerson, Megan Edwards, Julia Newman, Lee & Randy Post, Mark Sedenquist
Photo by Martin Szillat, UNR


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