ASJA Writing Awards Recipients


Barry Yeoman
School of Hard Knocks
Good Housekeeping

Outstanding Book

2011 General Nonfiction
Jonathan Green
Murder in the High Himalaya
Public Affairs
2011 Service, Self-Help, Collaboration
Kevin Daum
Green Sense
The Taunton Press
2011 Children
Echo Garrett
My Orange Duffle Bag

2011 Memoir/Autobiography
Julian Smith
Crossing the Heart of Africa
Harper Perennial

Outstanding Article

2011 Business/Technology
Michael Fitzgerald
Take us to the River"
Fast Company
2011 Personal Essay
Judi Ketteler
Taking Grief Step by Step
Whole Living
2011 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Douglas Fox
Where Are We Headed? New Energy: climate change and sustainability sha
The Christian Science Monitor
2011 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Jina Moore
The African Divide
The Christian Science Monitor
2011 Service
Cheryl Platzman Weinstock
Understanding Depression at Mid-Life
Woman's Day
2011 Trade
Kelly McGonigal
Mindfulness and Weight loss
IDEA Fitness Journal
2011 Trade
Tam Harbert
When IT is Asked to Spy
2011 Profile
Kate Silver
How Mya Saved Jacob
Spirit Magazine
2011 First Person
Beatriz Terrazas
My Mother's Brain
D Magazine
2011 Lifestyle
Florence Williams
A Strange and not Unpleasant Experience
Bicycling Magazine

June Roth

2011 Medical
Linda Marsa
Hot Zone -- A Warming Planet's Rising Tide of Disaster
Discover Magazine

Career Achievement

Grace Weinstein
  • 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