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F.C. Poet Earns Library of Virginia’s Literary Award Nod

Margaret Mackinnon, of Falls Church, has been announced as a poetry finalist for the Library of Virginia’s 2014 Literary Awards.

Her selection as finalist recognizes The Invented Child, her debut collection of poems. The Invented Child uses the poet’s family along with famous figures from history and fairy tales in a series of poems. The Invented Child received the 2011 Gerald Cable Book Award, awarded annually to an author who has not yet published a book of poems.

The winners in each of three categories for this honor (fiction, nonfiction, and poetry) will be announced on Oct. 18 at the 17th Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards Celebration Honoring Virginia Authors and Friends.