Quill Awards

Even though it doesn’t evidently air on television for another 10 days, The Quill Awards were announced and the ceremony held Tuesday. The awards were promoted as “a consumer-driven celebration of the written word created to inspire reading while promoting literacy” and voting could be done over the Internet. The news story linked above says an organization that tracks Internet usage couldn’t opine on the number of voters or users because “the Quills site attracted so little Web traffic during the voting period.”

If anyone is interested, the winners included: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince< for book of the year, The Historian for debut author, The Mermaid Chair for general fiction, The Stupidest Angel for “science fiction/fantasy/horror” and the first volume of Bob Dylan’s autobiography in the biography/memoir category.

Jon Stewart and crew at The Daily Show walked away with two awards, one for audio book and the other for humor, for America: A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction. Stewart, as usual, probably had the best insight about the awards, as reflected by this entry’s closing quote.

They’re voted on by the public — or will be when the public finds out about them.

Jon Stewart, Quill Awards ceremony

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