Elana Kuczynski Arnold (M.A., English, ‘98) is a finalist for the National Book Award in the Young Adult category. Her novel What Girls Are Made Of is one of five books shortlisted for the award. The shortlist was announced Oct. 4 and the awards will be presented Nov. 15.
“It’s such an honor,” Arnold said in an interview from her Huntington Beach home. “I am absolutely floored to see What Girls Are Made Of in such luminous, brilliant company.”