Albert Watkins Key, Jr., publishing under the name Watt Key, is an American award-winning fiction author from the South. A resident of Alabama, his debut novelAlabama Moon was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2006 and was the 2007 winner of the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award for older readers. It received a 2006 Parents' Choice Award. Key says that growing up relatively isolated in Point Clear, Alabama, a rural area, inspired him to develop his imagination in a way that led to his decision to write.Alabama Moon has been translated and published in seven languages as of 2011.