Quill 2006 Awards Nominees Anounced: Vote now!

The Quills, an initiative launched with the support of Reed Business Information and NBC, is an industry-qualified “consumers choice” awards program for books. The Quills celebrates the best adult and children’s books of the year in 20 popular categories, including Book of the Year, plus an committee-selected award for best Book to Film.

Vote now for your favorite nominees. Voting will continue through Sept. 30. Winners will be announced at the Quills awards ceremony Oct. 10 in New York City.

Here are the 2006 nominees in a few of the major categories. For the complete list, log on to quills.msnbc.com.

ADULT:
Debut Author Of Year

William Alexander for The $64 Tomato (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)
Julie Powell for Julie and Julia : 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen (Little, Brown)
Raymond Khoury for The Last Templar (Dutton)
Debra Dean for The Madonnas of Leningrad: A Novel (William Morrow)
Mike Leonard for The Ride of Our Lives: Roadside Lessons of an American Family (Ballantine Books)

General Fiction
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell (Random House)
A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore (William Morrow)
The March by E.L. Doctorow (Random House)
Suite Française by Irene Nemirovsky (Alfred A. Knopf)
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)

History/Current Events/Politics
An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore (Rodale)
The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece by Jonathan Harr (Random House)
Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer James L. Swanson (William Morrow)
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard (Doubleday)
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin (Simon & Schuster)

Biography/Memoir
Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival by Anderson Cooper (HarperCollins)
Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog by John Grogan (William Morrow)
Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee by Charles J. Shields (Henry Holt)
The Tender Bar: A Memoir J. R. Moehringer (Hyperion)
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (Alfred A. Knopf)

CHILDREN’S:
Children’s Chapter Book/Middle Grade
Inkspell by Cornelia Funke (Scholastic/Chicken House)
Flush by Carl Hiaasen (Knopf)
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo (Candlewick)
The Penultimate Peril by Lemony Snicket (HarperCollins)
Ptolemy’s Gate by Jonathan Stroud (Miramax)

Children’s Illustrated Book
Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser (HarperCollins)
If You Give a Pig a Party by Laura Numeroff, illus. by Felicia Bond (HarperCollins/Geringer)
John, Paul, George & Ben by Lane Smith (Hyperion)
Walter the Farting Dog Goes on a Cruise by William Kotzwinkle, Glenn Murray and Elizabeth Gundy, illus. by Audrey Colman (Dutton)
Winter’s Tale: An Original Pop-up Journey by Robert Sabuda (Little Simon)

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