ASJA Writing Awards Recipients


Miriam Rafter
Monkey Business: A Look at Vote-Counting Mischief and the Potential fo
City Beat (San Diego)
Michele Wojciechowski
For the Love of Laurie
Family Circle

Outstanding Book

2006 General Nonfiction
Charles Henderson
Goodnight Saigon

2006 General Nonfiction
Nancy Rubin Stuart
The Reluctant Spiritualist

2006 Service, Self-Help, Collaboration
Catherine Wald
The Resilient Writer

2006 Service, Self-Help, Collaboration
Judi Culbertson and Marj Decker
Scaling Down

2006 Children
Rachel Dickinson
Tools of Navigation

Outstanding Article

2006 Business/Technology
Craig Canine
Building a Better Banana
Smithsonian Magazine
2006 Business/Technology
Melba Newsome
He Took On the WholePower Tool Industry
Inc. Magazine
2006 Personal Essay
Janine Latus
All the Wrong Men
O, The Oprah Magazine
2006 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Robin Marantz Henig
Will We Ever Arrive at the Good Death?
The New York Times Magazine
2006 Reporting on a Significant Topic
John Rosengren
To Hell and Back
Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine
2006 Service
Karen Hammond
There's Still a Girl in There
Family Circle
2006 Profile
Michelle Nijhuis
Madame Butterlfy
Sierra Magazine
2006 Profile
Jessica Seigel
Secrets of the Bonobo Sisterhood
Ms. Magazine

June Roth

2006 Medical
Lisa Collier Cool
Could You Be Forced to Have A C-section?
Baby Talk Magazine
2006 Medical
Linda Marsa
Danger at the ER
Ladies' Home Journal
2006 Medical
Katherine Eban
Dangerous Doses

2006 Medical
Cheryl Dellasega
The Starving Family

Career Achievement

Gloria Hochman

Donald Robinson Memorial

2006 Investigative Journalism
Salley Shannon
Witness on Board
Los Angeles Times Magazine

Extraordinary Service Award

Brett Harvey
  • 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