The Quill Awards
The time has come around for the publishing industry's annual prestigous Quill awards. The Quills, a consumers' choice awards program for books, celebrates the best adult and children's books of the year in 19 popular categories, ranging in everything from biography to general fiction to cookbooks and graphic novels.
The Quills were established to:
~^^~Celebrate excellence in writing and publishing
~^^~Recognize and praise the writers & illustrators of wonderful books ~^^~Interest more consumers in acquiring books and reading
~^^~Act as a bellwether for literacy initiatives
Click here to see the list of the 2007 nominees.
A few of these are in my TBR pile at home, including: The Road (as a result of seeing the author recently on Oprah), The Thirteenth Tale (debut novel by an author with a whopper of a publishing success story), A Long Way Gone, and Angels Fall. And for the record To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favorite classics and Sissy Spacek is one of my favorite actresses (did anyone see her Golden Globe-nominated performance in 1981's Ragedy Man??? That movie was crazy good!!!) Anyway -- Sissy AND Mockingbird -- this combination on audio is a must have!
Have you read any of the books on the Quills' list or are there any in your TBR pile? Vote for your favs starting on September 10th through msnbc.com.