ASJA Writing Awards Recipients

Outstanding Book

2004 General Nonfiction
Kristin Ohlson
Stalking the Divine

2004 General Nonfiction
Andrea King Coller
Still with Me: A Daughter's Journey of Love and Loss

2004 General Nonfiction
Steve Kemper
Code Name Ginger: The Story Behind Segway and Dean Kamen's Quest to In

2004 Service, Self-Help, Collaboration
Betty Rothbart
Healthy Teens, Body and Soul: A Parent's Complete Guide to Adolescent

2004 Service, Self-Help, Collaboration
Jennier Lawler
Dojo Wisdom: 100 Simple Ways to Become a Stronger, Calmer, More Courag

2004 Children
Mary Collins
Airborne: A Photobiography of Wilbur and Orville Wright

Outstanding Article

2004 Business/Technology
Anita Bartholomew
MBA Jungle
2004 Business/Technology
Claire Tristram
Supercomputing Resurrected
Technology Review
2004 Personal Essay
Marian Sander
Listening to Zebras
Washington Post
2004 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Gloria Hochman
Philadelphia Inquirer
2004 Service
Cheryl Platzman Weinstock
What a Difference Five Years Makes
2004 Profile
Dan Ferber
The Man Who Mistook His Girlfriend for a Robot
Popular Science

June Roth

2004 Medical
Melba Newsome
Genetic Roulette
O, The Oprah Magazine

Career Achievement

Ruth Winter

Donald Robinson Memorial

2004 Investigative Journalism
Trish Riley
Toxic Schools
South Florida Parenting
2004 Investigative Journalism
Claudia Dreifus
Women On Death Row
Ms. Magazine
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    – Sidney Sheldon
  • A critic is a man who knows the way but can't drive the car.
    – Kenneth Tynan
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    – Ring Lardner
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    – Marguerite Yourcenar
  • All the words I use in my stories can be found in the dictionary – it's just a matter of arranging them into the right sentences.
    – Somerset Maugham
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    – Christopher Hampton
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    – Lawrence Kasdan
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    –Wilson Mizner
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    – Flannery O'Connor
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    – Lawrence Welk
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    – Douglas Adams
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    – Stephen Wright
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    – Robert Benchley
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    – Andrew Jackson
  • Most writers can write books faster than publishers can write checks.
    – Richard Curtis
  • No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly; and this self–deceit is yet stronger with respect to the offspring of the mind.
    – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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    –Somerset Maugham
  • Writing a novel is like paddling from Boston to London in a bathtub. Sometimes the damn tub sinks. It's a wonder that most of them don't.
    – Stephen King
  • Writing a novel is like spelunking. You kind of create the right path for yourself. But, boy, are there so many points at which you think, absolutely, I'm going down the wrong hole here.
    – Chang–rae Lee
  • Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good.
    –Samuel Johnson