THE QUILL AWARD WINNERS

THE QUILL AWARD WINNERS

The Quill Award was an American literary award that ran for three years in 2005-2007. It was a "consumer-driven award created to inspire reading while promoting literacy." The Quills Foundation, the organization behind the Quill Award, was supported by a number of notable media corporations, including Reed Business Information, then parent of Publishers Weekly, and NBC Universal Television Stations, along with Parade Magazine, Borders, Barnes & Noble and the American Booksellers Association.

2005

  • Book of the Year: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré (Illustrator)
  • Debut Author of the Year: Elizabeth Kostova for The Historian
  • Audio Book: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents America: A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction, Jon Stewart and the Writers of the Daily Show
  • Children’s Illustrated Book: Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook, Shel Silverstein
  • Children’s Chapter Book/Middle Grade: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré (Illustrator)
  • Young Adult/Teen: Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood, Ann Brashares
  • General Fiction: The Mermaid Chair, Sue Monk Kidd
  • Graphic Novel: Marvel 1602 Volume I, Neil Gaiman, Andy Kubert and Richard Isanove
  • Mystery/Suspense/Thriller: Eleven on Top, Janet Evanovich
  • Poetry: Let America Be America Again: And Other Poems, Langston Hughes
  • Romance: 44 Cranberry Point, Debbie Macomber
  • Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror: The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror, Christopher Moore
  • Religion and Spirituality: Peace is the Way: Bringing War and Violence to an End, Deepak Chopra
  • Biography/Memoir: Chronicles, Vol. 1, Bob Dylan
  • Business: Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
  • Cooking: Rachael Ray’s 30-Minute Get Real Meals: Eat Healthy Without Going to Extremes, Rachael Ray
  • Health and Self-Improvement: He’s Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys, Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo
  • History/Current Events/Politics: 1776, David McCullough
  • Humor: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents America: A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction, Jon Stewart and the Writers of the Daily Show
  • Sports: Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season, Stewart O’Nan and Stephen King

2006

  • Book of the Year: Don’t Make a Black Woman Take off Her Earrings: Madea’s Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life, Tyler Perry
  • Debut Author of the Year: Julie Powell for Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen
  • Audio Book: Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog, John Grogan
  • Children’s Illustrated Book: If You Give a Pig a Party, Laura Joffe Numeroff
  • Children’s Chapter Book/Middle Grade: The Penultimate Peril, Lemony Snicket
  • Young Adult/Teen: Eldest, Christopher Paolini
  • General Fiction: A Dirty Job: A Novel, Christopher Moore
  • Graphic Novel: Naruto, Volume 7, Masashi Kishimoto
  • Mystery/Suspense/Thriller: Twelve Sharp, Janet Evanovich
  • Poetry: Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem, Maya Angelou
  • Romance: Blue Smoke, Nora Roberts
  • Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror: A Breath of Snow and Ashes, Diana Gabaldon
  • Religion/Spirituality: Mama Made the Difference, T. D. Jakes
  • Biography/Memoir: Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog, John Grogan
  • Business: The Girl’s Guide to Being a Boss (Without Being a Bitch): Valuable Lessons, Smart Suggestions, and True Stories for Succeeding as the Chick-in-Charge, Caitlin Friedman and Kimberly Yorio
  • Cooking: Rachael Ray 365: No Repeats: A Year of Deliciously Different Dinners, Rachael Ray
  • Health/Self Improvement: It’s Not Easy Being Green: And Other Things to Consider, Jim Henson
  • History/Current Events/Politics: An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore
  • Humor: Don’t Make a Black Woman Take off Her Earrings: Madea’s Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life, Tyler Perry
  • Sports: Get Your Own Damn Beer, I’m Watching the Game!: A Woman’s Guide to Loving Pro Football, Holly Robinson Peete
  • Variety Blockbuster Book to Film: The Devil Wears Prada and its film adaptation, author Lauren Weisberger and director David Frankel.

2007

  • Book of the year: Angels Fall, Nora Roberts
  • Debut author of the year: Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale
  • Audio book: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, (read by Sissy Spacek)
  • Children’s illustrated book: Flotsam, David Wiesner
  • Children’s chapter book/middle grade: The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick
  • Young adult/teen: Sold, Patricia McCormick
  • General fiction: The Road, Cormac McCarthy
  • Graphic novel: Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels, Volume 7, Scott McCloud
  • Mystery/suspense/thriller: What the Dead Know, Laura Lippman
  • Poetry: For the Confederate Dead, Kevin Young
  • Romance: Angels Fall, Nora Roberts
  • Science fiction/fantasy/horror: The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss
  • Religion/spirituality: Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know – And Doesn’t, Stephen Prothero
  • Biography/memoir: Einstein: His Life and Universe, Walter Isaacson
  • Business: The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t, Robert I. Sutton
  • Cooking: Joy of Cooking: 75th Anniversary Edition, Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, and Ethan Becker
  • Health/self improvement: How Doctors Think, Jerome Groopman, M.D.
  • History/current events/politics: The Assault on Reason, Al Gore
  • Humor: I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence, Amy Sedaris
  • Sports: The Kings of New York: A Year Among the Geeks, Oddballs and Geniuses Who Make Up America’s Top High-School Chess Team, Michael Weinreb
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