ASJA Writing Awards Recipients


Bob Cooper
Rich in Books
San Francisco Cronicle Magazine
Kim Kavin
The Crisis Cops
Northeast Sunday Magazine of The Hartford Courant

Outstanding Book

2005 General Nonfiction
Robin Marantz Henig
Pandora's Baby: How the First Test Tube Babies Sparked the Reproductiv

2005 General Nonfiction
Kathryn Black
Mothering Without a Map

2005 Service, Self-Help, Collaboration
Barbara DeMarco-Barrett
Pen on Fire

Outstanding Article

2005 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Salley Shannon
The New Hazard on the Highway
Good Housekeeping
2005 Service
Christie Aschwanden
The Kitchen Comes Clean
2005 Service
Richard Laliberte
Time of Your Life
Best Life
2005 Profile
Idelle Davidson
The Shy Savant
Los Angeles Magazine
2005 First Person
Rebecca Skloot
When Pets Attack
New York Magazine

June Roth

2005 Medical
Robin Marantz Henig
The Quest to Forget
The New York Times Magazines
2005 Medical
Tamara Eberlein
Blood-Clotting Disorders

Career Achievement

Alvin and Heidi Toffler
  • A blank piece of paper is God's way of telling us how hard it is to be God.
    – Sidney Sheldon
  • A critic is a man who knows the way but can't drive the car.
    – Kenneth Tynan
  • A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self–addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor.
    – Ring Lardner
  • A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family. A beginning writer, on the other hand, sometimes has the misfortune of getting into print.
    – 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
  • Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs.
    – Christopher Hampton
  • Being a writer is like having homework every night for the rest of your life.
    – Lawrence Kasdan
  • Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research.
    –Wilson Mizner
  • Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them.
    – Flannery O'Connor
  • I just wrote a book, but don't go out and buy it yet, because I don't think it's finished yet.
    – Lawrence Welk
  • I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
    – Douglas Adams
  • I'm writing a book. I've got the page numbers done.
    – Stephen Wright
  • It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.
    – Robert Benchley
  • It's a damn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word.
    – 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
  • There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
    –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