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Monday, September 10, 2007 10:50 am
Cormac McCarthy’s The Road: Populist, Glitzy
Posted by: Keir Graff

The Quills, my favorite–could they really be the only?–book awards “to pair a populist sensibility with Hollywood-style glitz,” have been announced (and yes, they found room somehow for Cormac McCarthy):

Audio

To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, read by Sissy Spacek (HarperCollins/Caedmon)

Biography/Memoir

Einstein: His Life and Universe, by Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster)

Business

The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t, by Robert I. Sutton (Grand Central/Business Plus)

Children’s Chapter/Middle Grade

The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick (Scholastic Press)

Children’s Picture Books

Flotsam, by David Wiesner (Houghton/Clarion)

Cooking

Joy of Cooking: 75th Anniversary Edition, by Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, and Ethan Becker (Scribner)

Debut Author

The Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfield (Atria)

General Fiction

The Road, by Cormac McCarthy (Knopf)

Graphic Novel

Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels, by Scott McCloud (Harper)Paperbacks

Health/Self-Improvement

How Doctors Think, by Jerome Groopman (Houghton Mifflin)

History/Current Events/Politics

The Assault on Reason, by Al Gore (Penguin)

Humor

I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence, by Amy Sedaris (Warner)

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

What the Dead Know, by Laura Lippman (William Morrow)

Poetry

For the Confederate Dead, by Kevin Young (Knopf)

Religion/Spirituality

Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know–And Doesn’t, by Stephen Prothero (Harper One)

Romance

Angels Fall, by Nora Roberts (Putnam)

Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror

The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss (DAW)

Sports

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

Young Adult/Teen

Sold, by Patricia McCormick (Hyperion)

 

2 Responses to “Cormac McCarthy’s The Road: Populist, Glitzy”
  1. Book Blog - Likely Stories, by Keir Graff - Booklist Online » Blog Archive » Harper Lee’s Stalker Says:

    [...] Extra timely because of To Kill a Mockingbird’s audio win at the Quills and because of the L.A. Times article (blogged last week) about reclusive authors. [...]

  2. Book Blog - Likely Stories, by Keir Graff - Booklist Online » Blog Archive » In Other News Says:

    [...] Nora Roberts’ Angels Fall won Book of the Year at the Quills last night, beating out both Cormac McCarthy’s The Road and Al Gore’s The Assault on Reason. [...]


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