Est. 2009

Leapfrog Global Fiction Prize

2010 Winners

The 2010 Leapfrog Global Fiction Prize was judged by Marge Piercy and Alexandria LaFaye and the winning collection of stories was Joan Connor’s How To Stop Loving SomeonePiercy said of the collection, “Excellent and lively. A sharp wit, the apt metaphor, the turn of phrase that pleases and surprises.”

  • How To Stop Loving Someone by Joan Connor (Adult)

The 2010 Leapfrog Global Fiction Prize was judged by Marge Piercy and Alexandria LaFaye and the winning MG novel was Mick Carlon’s Riding on Duke’s Train. Dan Morgenstern, author of Living With Jazz, said of the novel, “Wonderfully convincing and authentic characterizations. . . . A thoroughly enjoyable read”.

  • Riding on Duke’s Train by Mick Carlon (MG)

Judges

Adult Category Judge

Marge Piercy has written 17 novels including The New York Times Bestseller Gone To Soldiers; the National Bestsellers Braided Lives and The Longings of Women; the classics Woman on the Edge of Time and He, She and It; and most recently Sex Wars. Among her 20 volumes of poetry the most recently published is On the Way Out, Turn Off the Light. Her critically acclaimed memoir is Sleeping with Cats. Born in center city Detroit, educated at the University of Michigan and Northwestern, the recipient of four honorary doctorates, she is active in antiwar, feminist and environmental causes.

Young Adult | Middle Grade Category Judge

Alexandria LaFaye is a writer, coach, and professor who has written over a dozen books, including the Scott O’Dell award-winning WORTH and the picture book biography READY TO FLY with Lea Lyon. She curates a creative community on social media @sylvanocity.