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“Throughout, all of us at Amulet and Abrams have remained in complete support of our amazing author, who has published great, groundbreaking books with our house for almost a decade,” Van Metre said in a statement. “We are so proud of `Shine,’ a beautiful and important book, and of Lauren, not least for her grace in such a difficult week.”

Van Metre encouraged the National Book Foundation to review its procedures for transmitting award information between the judges and the staff and to authors and the public so “a painful error like this doesn’t happen again.”