Quill Awards Shortlists

August 28, 2007

The Quill Awards, supported by Reed Business Information, honor the year’s most entertaining and enlightening titles as judged by more than 6,000 booksellers and librarians. The Book Of The Year Award is also voted on by readers such as yourself. Winners in each of the 19 categories will be announced on September 10, at which point you, the public, may begin casting votes online for The Book Of The Year from among those 19 winners. To cast your vote, log on to: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13422333/

To see the full list of nominees in each category, click on: http://www.wnbc.com/thequills/13414972/detail.html

Nominees for General Fiction are: Brothers by Da Chen; American Youth by Phil LaMarche; The Road by Cormac McCarthy; Special Topics In Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl; and Jamestown by Matthew Sharpe.

Nominees for Biography/Memoir are: The Father Of All Things: A Marine, His Son And The Viet Nam War by Tom Bissell; A Long Way Gone: Memoirs Of A Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah; Edith Wharton by Hermione Lee; Einstein: His Life And Universe by Walter Isaacson and William James: In The Maelstrom Of American Modernism by Robert D. Richardson

Nominees for History/Current Events/Politics are: Nixon And Kissinger: Partners In Power by Robert Dallek; The Lost: A Search For Six Of Six Million by Daniel Mendelsohn; The Atomic Bazaar: The Rise Of The Nuclear Poor by William Langewiesche; Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali and The Assault On Reason by Al Gore.

The nominees for Mystery/Suspense are: The Collaborator Of Bethlehem by Matt Beynon Rees; What The Dead Know by Laura Lippman; Body Of Lies by David Ignatius; The Overlook by Michael Connelly and A Welcome Grave by Michael Koryta.


One Response to “Quill Awards Shortlists”

  1. Irfan Says:

    I interviewed Ayaan Hirsi Ali when she visited Sydney recently for our writers’ festival. An edited version of that interview can be found here …


    My analysis based on the interview can be found here …


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