2007 Quills Nominees

The nominees for the 2007 Quills Awards have been announced. Founded by Reed Business Information to honor the “most entertaining and enlightening titles” each year. This year’s picks were published between July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007, with the winners in 19 categories to be selected by a popular votes of a voting board comprised of over 6,000 invited booksellers and librarians.

The nominees in the graphic novel category are:

Making Comics, Scott McCloud (HarperCollins)

Ode to Kirihito, Osamu Tezuka (Vertical)

Alice in Sunderland, Bryan Talbot (Dark Horse)

Exit Wounds, Rutu Modan (Drawn & Quarterly)

Aya, Marguerite Abouet, illustrated by Clement Oubrerie (Drawn & Quarterly)

Graphic novels were represented in a a few other categories as well. Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid was nominated in the Children’s Chapter/Middle Grade category, and American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang was nominated in the Young Adult/Teen category.

Complete list of nominees in the jump.

Nominees for the 2007 Quill Awards

General Fiction

Da Chen
Shaye Areheart Books/Crown Publishing

American Youth
Phil LaMarche
Random House

The Road
Cormac McCarthy
Alfred A. Knopf

Special Topics in Calamity Physics
Marisha Pessl
Viking Press

Matthew Sharpe
Soft Skull Press


Simply Magic
Mary Balogh
Delacorte Press

The Kommandant’s Girl
Pam Jenoff
Mira Books

Natural Born Charmer
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
William Morrow & Co.

The Edge of Winter
Luanne Rice
Bantam Books

Angels Fall
Nora Roberts
G.P. Putnam’s Sons


Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven
Fannie Flagg, read by the author
Random House Audio

I Like You
Amy Sedaris, read by the author
Hachette Audio

Mississippi Sissy
Kevin Sessums, read by the author
Audio Renaissance

Thirteen Moons
Charles Frazier, read by Will Patton
Random House Audio

To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, read by Sissy Spacek
Caedmon Audio


American Islam: The Struggle for the Soul of a Religion
Paul M. Barrett
Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Gonzo Judaism: A Bold Path for an Ancient Faith
Rabbi Niles Elliot Goldstein
St. Martin’s Press

The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief
Francis S. Collins
The Free Press

Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference?
Philip Yancey

Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know—And Doesn’t
Stephen Prothero
Harper San Francisco

Graphic Novel

Making Comics
Scott McCloud

Ode to Kirihito
Osamu Tezuka

Alice in Sunderland
Bryan Talbot
Dark Horse

Exit Wounds
Rutu Modan
Drawn & Quarterly

Marguerite Abouet, illustrated by Clement Oubrerie
Drawn & Quarterly


Grave of Light: New and Selected Poems, 1970 – 2005
Alice Notley
Wesleyan University Press

One Big Self: An Investigation
C.D. Wright
Copper Canyon Press

Blackbird and Wolf
Henri Cole
Farrar, Straus & Giroux

For the Confederate Dead
Kevin Young
Alfred A. Knopf

A Thief of Strings
Donald Revell
Alice James Books


Pork & Sons
Stephane Reynaud
Phaidon Press

Joy of Cooking: 75th Anniversary Edition
Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, Ethan Becker

Arabesque: A Taste of Morocco, Turkey and Lebanon
Claudia Roden
Alfred A. Knopf

The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook: Stories and Recipes for Southerners and Would-Be Southerners
Matt & Ted Lee
W. W. Norton

Baking: From My Home to Yours
Dorie Greenspan
Houghton Mifflin


Is it Hot in Here? Or Is it Me?: The Complete Guide to Menopause
Pat Wingert, Barbara Kantrowitz
Workman Publishing

You on a Diet: The Owner’s Manual for Waist Management
Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet C. Oz
The Free Press

Rethinking Thin: The New Science of Weight Loss—and the Myths and Realities of Dieting
Gina Kolata
Farrar, Straus & Giroux

How Doctors Think
Jerome Groopman
Houghton Mifflin

Walking on Eggshells: Navigating the Delicate Relationship Between Adult Children and Parents
Jane Isay
Flying Dolphin Press/ Doubleday


The Father of All Things: A Marine, His Son, and the Legacy of Vietnam
Tom Bissell
Pantheon Books,

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Ishmael Beah
Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Edith Wharton
Hermione Lee
Alfred A. Knopf

Einstein: His Life and Universe
Walter Isaacson
Simon and Schuster

William James: In the Maelstrom of American Modernism
Robert D. Richardson
Houghton Mifflin


Ty and The Babe: Baseball’s Fiercest Rivals; A Surprising Friendship and the 1941 Has-Beens Golf Championship
Tom Stanton
St. Martin’s Press/Thomas Dunne Books

Crazy ’08: How a Cast of Cranks, Rogues, Boneheads, and Magnates Created the Greatest Year in Baseball History
Cait Murphy
HarperCollins/Smithsonian Institution Press

Streams of Consciousness: Hip-Deep Dispatches from the River of Life
Jeff Hull
Lyons Press

The Echoing Green: The Untold Story of Bobby Thomson, Ralph Branca and the Shot Heard Round the World
Joshua Prager
Pantheon Books

The Kings of New York: A Year Among the Geeks, Oddballs, and Geniuses Who Make Up America’s Top High School Chess Team
Michael Weinreb
Gotham Books


I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence
Amy Sedaris
Warner Books

25 Questions for a Jewish Mother
Judy Gold, Kate Moira Ryan
Hyperion Voice

Spy: The Funny Years
Kurt Andersen, Graydon Carter, George Kalogerakis
Miramax Books

I Shouldn’t Even Be Doing This!: And Other Things That Strike Me as Funny
Bob Newhart
Hyperion Books

Oy!: The Ultimate Book of Jewish Jokes
David Minkoff
St. Martin’s Press/Thomas Dunne Books

History/Current Events/ Politics

Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power
Robert Dallek

The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million
Daniel Mendelsohn

The Atomic Bazaar: The Rise of the Nuclear Poor
William Langewiesche
Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Ayaan Hirsi Ali
The Free Press

The Assault on Reason
by Al Gore
The Penguin Press


Small Is the New Big: and 183 Other Riffs, Rants, and Remarkable Business Ideas
Seth Godin

Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny
Suze Orman
Random House/Spiegel & Grau

The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t
Robert I. Sutton
Warner Business Books

Send: The Essential Guide to Email for Office and Home
David Shipley and Will Schwalbe
Alfred A. Knopf

Chocolates on the Pillow Aren’t Enough: Reinventing the Customer Experience
Jonathan M. Tisch, Karl Weber
John Wiley & Sons


The Collaborator of Bethlehem
Matt Beynon Rees
Soho Press

What the Dead Know
Laura Lippman
William Morrow

Body of Lies
David Ignatius
W.W. Norton

The Overlook
Michael Connelly
Little, Brown and Company

A Welcome Grave
Michael Koryta
St. Martin’s Press/ Minotaur

Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror

Jo Walton
Tor Books

The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day One)
Patrick Rothfuss
DAW Books

Getting to Know You
David Marusek
Subterranean Press

Ian McDonald
Pyr Books

The Execution Channel
Ken MacLeod
Tor Books

Children’s Picture Books

The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon
Mini Grey
Alfred A. Knopf

Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy
Jane O’Connor, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser

David Wiesner
Clarion Books

Orange Pear Apple Bear
Emily Gravett
Simon and Schuster

Owen & Mzee: The Language of Friendship
Isabella and Craig Hatkoff, Dr. Paula Kahumbu, photos by Peter Greste
Scholastic Press

Children’s Chapter/Middle Grade

Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Marla Frazee
Hyperion Books

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney

The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Brian Selznick
Scholastic Press

Pick Me Up
Jeremy Leslie and David Roberts
DK Children’s Books

The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3)
Rick Riordan
Miramax Books

Young Adult/Teen

American Born Chinese
Gene Luen Yang
First Second Books

The Green Glass Sea
Ellen Klages

Alice Hoffman
Little, Brown and Company

Life as We Knew It
Susan Beth Pfeffer
Harcourt Books

Patricia McCormick
Hyperion Books


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