12 October 2005

Quill Award winners announced

The winners of the chosen-by-the-public Quill Awards have been announced! I honestly cannot remember who all I voted for, but I was pleased to see that Chris Moore was chosen for The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror. I actually haven't read it, but The Boy has and assures me it is marvelous. Lamb, The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal is one of my personal favorite books. I remember that Moore came to town to promote this book and The Boy was denied permission to come with me because he hadn't cleaned his room or some such. I told Chris about this and he took the time to speak to The Boy by cell phone. What a wonderful man!

Check out a list of all the winners here.

6 comments:

the boy said...

actually, I hadn't done my homework in Algebra for like a month.

Miss Katharine said...

Yeah, but *still*. That was no reason for you to miss an author event! Some things transcend homework, like literature as a purely pleasurable pursuit...

the boy said...

Yeah, especially because I had an "A" anyway and was only not doing it because I knew the stuff.
Oh, and on the note of quills. Worst awards show ever. It is good they had them, but only for the point of getting the name out. I'm so glad I watched the Sox game and taped the Quills. Dave Barry wasn't as good as I'd have thought, and Jon Stewert didn't show up for the awards part even though he won 2. They skipped Chris Moores award and spent half an hour on Harry Potter (Al Roker was holding it the whole time too! What was that?)! sigh.... hopefully they at least have a chance to improve.

the boy said...

Oh, and thinking about chris moore, he wrote in my book, "Be sneaky, be very sneaky".

Miss Katharine said...

He told you to be sneaky because i told him that you and I suspected that your parents would not approve of Lamb but that you loved it nonetheless.

And -- my God! -- Yes! The Quills SUCKED!! Ugh. So few authors ther, so few awards presented. It was nice to see Jules Feiffer (although I think he should have presented picture book, not chapter book) and Ann Brashares, but otherwise, what a dreadful affair! And, for the record, I think that Jon Stewart not coming up for the award was a joke -- although his monologue at the start seemed a bit uncomfortable even. Let's find out who was in charge and write them! Are ya with me?

the boy said...

eh.... the've probably got enough trouble keeping it going for next year. I say we give them a year to fix it and then do so. I was fairly sure that the Jon Stewert thing was on purpose, mostly because they did that interveiw with him they showed before a commercial.
Al Roker: (in cheesyest voice) So... Do you read to your kid?
I did laugh though when Jon responded "mostly technichal manuals." and didn't answer Als question. He looked devistated.