ASJA Writing Awards Recipients


Cheryl Platzman Weinstock
Genetic Testing Can Be Dangerous to Your Health
O the Oprah Magazine

Outstanding Book

2014 General Nonfiction
Meg Lukens Noonan
The Coat Route
2014 Service, Self-Help, Collaboration
Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D with Leslie Pepper
You and Your Anxious Child
2014 Children
Aline Alexander Newman
Animal Superstars

2014 Memoir/Autobiography
Pamela Gerhardt
Lucky That Way, Rediscovering My Father's World

Outstanding Article

2014 Business/Technology
Kenneth Miller
Mushroom Manifesto
Discover Magazine
2014 Op-Ed
Liza Gross
Don't Jump
Medical Examiner, Slate.com
2014 Personal Essay
Kenan Trebinecvic
Two Muslim Brothers Who Took the Assimiliation Path
2014 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Laura Beil
Who Killed Chris Kyle?, Men's Health

2014 Service
Rachael Moeller Gorman
What Are Food Labels You Can Trust?
2014 Trade
Tam Harbert
Supercharging Patent Lawyers With AI
IEEE Spectrum magazine
2014 Profile
John Rosengren
Ra-shede's Road
2014 First Person
Scott Neumyer
I Am Royce White: Living and Working with Anxiety Disorder
2014 Lifestyle
Echo Garrett
Philadelphia's Artistic Freedom

June Roth

2014 Medical
Alexandra Robbins
Children Are Dying
The Washingtonian Magazine

Career Achievement

Kitty Kelley

Donald Robinson Memorial

2014 Investigative Journalism
Alexandra Robbins
Children Are Dying
The Washingtonian Magazine

Extraordinary Service Award

Sallie G. Randolph
  • 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