CinemaDave (cinemadave) wrote,

The 2006 Quill Book Awards

The second Quill Awards were presented on Tuesday, October 10, at a red carpet ceremony at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City . The event was hosted by NBC News' Lester Holt and included appearances by Anderson Cooper, Liz Smith, Donald Trump, Stanley Tucci, Harry Connick, Jr., Dominick Dunne, Sue Monk Kidd, James Patterson, Judy Blume, Janet Evanovich, and Mary Matalin.

With the support of Reed Business Information, parent of Publishers Weekly, and the NBC Universal Television Stations, the foundation and its accompanying awards program was created to highlight the importance of reading. A short list of titles was selected by booksellers and librarians from across the country, who chose from among titles appearing on the Book Sense Picks lists or on Barnes & Noble bestseller lists, or those earning a starred review in Publishers Weekly, among other criteria.

Among the 20 winners of the 2006 Quill Book Awards are:

Book of the Year:
Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea's Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life
by Tyler Perry (Riverhead)

Debut Author of the Year:
Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen
by Julie Powell (Little Brown) -- An October 2005 Book Sense Pick

General Fiction:
A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore (William Morrow) -- An April Book Sense Pick

Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog by John Grogan (William Morrow) -- A 2006 Book Sense Honor Book and a November 2005 Book Sense Pick

For the complete list of winners, visit
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