chad writes, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” has won “Book of the Year” in the first-ever Quill Awards. The nominees are selected by a large group of booksellers and librarians, but the winners are chosen by the readers. Genre winners include “The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror” by Christopher Moore (Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror) and “Marvel 1602 Volume I” by
Neil Gaiman, Andy Kubert, and Richard Isanove (Graphic Novel). The Quill Foundation has some pretty heavy supporters–so I think we’ll be hearing more about these awards in the upcoming years.
Having read (and reviewed) 1602, I’m a little surprised by the win. The wins for including Jon Stewart and company’s America: The Book in the humour and audiobook categories don’t surprise me in the least, though. The book is funny.