ASJA Writing Awards Recipients


Christine Larson
Light Bulb Moments for a Nonprofit
The New York Times

Outstanding Book

2015 General Nonfiction
John Pollack
Shortcut: How Analogies Reveal Connections, Spark Innovation, and Sell
2015 Service, Self-Help, Collaboration
Catherine Dold and Howard Eisenberg
The Recovery Book
2015 Children
Matt Chandler
Side-by-Side Baseball Stars

2015 Memoir/Autobiography
Gabrielle Selz
Unstill Life

Outstanding Article

2015 Dramatic Narrative
David Page
Haiyan Diary
2015 Business/Technology
Rachael Moeller Gorman
Comprehension Test
Proto magazine
2015 Op-Ed
Todd Pitock
Amsterdam's Anne Frank Industry
2015 Personal Essay
Caren Chesler
I Fought (and lost) the Battle Against Christmas
2015 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Vince Beiser
Prescription for Death
Playboy magazine
2015 Service
Rachael Moeller Gorman
Men's Health
2015 Trade
Tori DeAngelis
Thank You For Not Smoking
APA Monitor on Psychology
2015 Profile
Thomas Bedell
Rolling with Michael Herklots
Celebrated Living
2015 First Person
Shannon S. Miller
Why I Can't Be My Son's Mother
Scholastic Parent and Child
2015 Lifestyle
Todd Pitock
The Re-birth of Awe
National Geographic Traveler

June Roth

2015 Medical
Jessica Seigel
America's Getting the Science of Sun Exposure Wrong

Donald Robinson Memorial

2015 Investigative Journalism
Dan Patterson
Angels of Death

Conscience In Media

James Foley

Steven Sotloff

Austin Tice
  • 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