Louise Hawes has published books for readers of all ages.

Her novels for middle graders and young adults have earned two NJ Writing Fellowships, the New Jersey Author’s Award, and recognition from the Children’s Book Council, IRA, YALSA, Bank Street College, Booksense, and the NYC Public Library. Louise has published short fiction in five YA anthologies, while her stories for adult readers are collected in Anteaters Don’t Dream (University Press of Mississippi, 2007).

Recent projects include A Flight of Angels, a graphic novel (Vertigo, DC Comics, 2011/2012), and The Language of Stars, a novel that includes prose, poetry, and playscripts (Simon & Schuster, 2016, 2017).

In addition to lecturing at conferences and colleges nationwide, Louise has served as John Grisham Visiting Author at the University of Mississippi, Writer in Residence at the University of New Mexico, and Reading Initiative Author at the Mississippi University for Women. To read some of Louise’s lectures or learn more about her books, check out:


MFA | Vermont College

BA | Swarthmore

Selected work

Laura Shovan

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Anica Mrose Rissi

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Mary Quattlebaum

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Alex Sanchez

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

A.R. Capetta

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Matt Phelan

Faculty, MFA in WCYA