2010

ASJA Writing Awards Recipients

Arlene

2010
Janine Latus
If I am Missing or Dead
Simon & Schuster
2010
Erin Torneo
Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption
St. Martin's Press

Outstanding Book

2010 General Nonfiction
Andrea Warren
Under Siege! Three Children at the Civil War Battle for Vicksburg
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2010 Service, Self-Help, Collaboration
Dara Chadwick
You'd Be So Pretty If. . .
De Capo Press
2010 Memoir/Autobiography
Jessica DuLong
My River Chronicles: Rediscovering America on the Hudson
Free Press/Simon & Schuster

Arlene

2010
Trish Riley
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Living
Alpha/Penguin Books
2010
Abby Ellin
When the Fine Print Applies to You
The New York Times
2010
Jina Moore
In Africa, Justice for 'Bush Wives'
Christian Science Monitor

Career Achievement

2010
Sally Wendkos Olds


Donald Robinson Memorial

2010
Katherine Eban
Bad Bargain
Self
2010
Linda Marsa
A Wing and a Prayer
Discover

June Roth

2010 Medical
Shannon Brownlee
What's Wrong with Cancer Tests?
Reader's Digest
2010 Medical
Katherine Eban
Going After Las Vegas' Medical Mafia
Fortune

Outstanding Article

2010 First Person
Michelle Nijhuis
Township 13 South, Range 92 West, Section 35
High Country News
2010 First Person
Jina Moore
No Small Mercy
The Walrus
2010 Personal Essay
Perry Glasser
Iowa Black Dirt
Good Men Foundation
2010 Personal Essay
Amy Paturel
The Other Love of His Life
Newsweek
2010 Personal Essay
Beatriz Terrazas
The Childhood She Couldn't Remember
More
2010 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Shannon Brownlee and Jeanne Lenzer
Shots in the Dark
The Atlantic Monthly
2010 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Bruce Henderson
Cook Vs. Peary
Smithsonian
2010 Profile
Mary Wiltenburg
Lost in Migration
Christian Science Monitor
2010 Profile
Todd Pitock
Elegy to a Scholar
Midstream
2010 Profile
Steven Beschloss
Man with a Mallet
American Way
2010 Trade
Barbara Robertson
What's Old is New Again (Benjamin Button)
Computer Graphics World
2010 Trade
Michael Fitzgerald
How Facebook and Twitter are Changing Data Privacy
CIO
2010 Service
Meryl Davids
Is Your Doctor Out of Date?
Reader's Digest
2010 Service
Kim Pittaway
For Goodness' Sake
More
2010 Service
Cheryl Platzman Weinstock
Thirteen Symptoms You Should Never Ignore
Glamour
2010 Lifestyle
Jennifer Margulis
No Price. No Menu. No Waste.
More
2010 Lifestyle
Todd Pitock
An Old World Finds a New Path
Afar
2010 Business/Technology
Timothy Gower
Born Again
Proto
2010 Business/Technology
Michael Fitzgerald
How Innovations from Developing Countries Trickle Up
Fast Company

Outstanding Book

2010 General Nonfiction
Mary Collins
American Idle: A Journey Through Our Sedentary Culture
Capital Books
2010 General Nonfiction
Susan Golant
The Alzheimer's Project: Momentum in Science
Public Affairs
2010 MemorMemoir/Autobiography
Jessica DuLong
My River Chronicles: Rediscovering America on the Hudson
Free Press/Simon & Schuster
2010 MemorMemoir/Autobiography
John Hanc
The Coolest Race on Earth
Chicago Review Press
  • 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