2016 STAR Award Results

Women’s Fiction Writers Association

Announces the Winners Of the First Annual Star Award

For Published Women’s Fiction


The Star Award is given to authors of published women’s fiction. This is the first year Star Awards have been bestowed, and are the start of an annual tradition.

The 2016 Star Award General Category winner is Scott Wilbanks for The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster. Wilbanks is an American living in Auckland, New Zealand. His book was published in August 2015.

The 2016 Star Award Outstanding Debut Category winner is Kelli Estes for The Girl Who Wrote in Silk. Estes lives near Seattle, Washington, and her book was published in July 2015.

Congratulations to our winners! Click here for more information on the STAR Award Contest.