Apart from any intrinsic interest, Sarah Hoyt is an interesting person. English is her third language, after Portuguese and French. She read Robert Heinlein in translation. Apparently Heinlein made a lasting impression on her; the book she won the award for, Darkship Thieves, is dedicated to Heinlein, and she named one of her sons "Robert Anson."
Robert Shea's Prometheus acceptance speech is here.