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Debut Novel Angel’s Fall Wins Quill Book Awards Book of the Year

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October 25 – November 1, 2007 Edition

Nora Roberts’ Angel’s Fall

Voted Quill Book Awards

Book of the Year

NEW YORK, NY/10/22/07– Reed Business Information (RBI) and the NBC Universal Television Stations have announced the recipient of the third annual Quill Book of the Year, named this evening during a star-studded ceremony at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th Street, in New York City, hosted by NBC’s Al Roker and Hoda Kotb, with special guest Stephen Colbert. Celebrity presenters included Sarah Ferguson – Duchess of York, Tina Brown, Brooke Shields, Joan Allen, Tiki Barber, Lorraine Bracco, Mary Higgins Clark, Karenna Gore-Schiff, Catherine Crier, Dan Rather, Gay Talese, Rocco DiSpirito, Jeff Dunham, Jonathan Groff, and Steve Shirripa, among others.

Chosen by readers across the country and announced by Al Roker and Hoda Kotb, the Quills Book of the Year was awarded to Angels Fall by Nora Roberts, published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons. Dan Rather and Catherine Crier presented the Debut Author of the Year Award to Diane Setterfield for The Thirteenth Tale, published by Atria.

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, and Rocco DiSpirito presented the Quill Award in the Children’s Chapter/Middle Grade category to Brian Selznick for his book The Invention of Hugo Cabret, published by Scholastic Press. They also awarded the Cooking category Quill, presented to Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, and Ethan Becker for Joy of Cooking: 75th Anniversary Edition, published by Scribner. On behalf of her father, Al Gore, Karenna Gore-Schiff accepted from Dan Rather and Catherine Crier the Quill Award in the History/Current Events/Politics category, awarded for his book The Assault on Reason, published by The Penguin Press. Stephen Colbert presented Amy Sedaris with the Quill Award in the Humor category for I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence, published by Warner Books.

The recipient of the 2007 Quill Variety Blockbuster Book to Film Award, the Jason Bourne film trilogy from Universal Pictures, was presented by Joan Allen and Peter Bart, publisher of Variety, to Tony Gilroy, screenwriter of the three films based on the bestsellers by Robert Ludlum, “The Bourne Identity,” The Bourne Supremacy,” and “The Bourne Ultimatum,” and Eric Van Lustbader. Lustbader is the author selected by the Ludlum estate to continue the Bourne bestseller tradition.

The Platinum Quill is a Quills executive committee-selected annual award honoring an author whose life and work indelibly mark the times and the body of literature. The 2007 Platinum Quill, awarded to the late Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, war correspondent, and bestselling author, David Halberstam, was presented to his daughter, Julie Halberstam by Lorraine Bracco and his longtime friend Gay Talese. Halberstam’s wife, Julia, was in the audience. His most recent book, published posthumously, is The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War.

Time Warner Cable President and CEO Glenn Britt accepted the 2007 Corporate Literacy Quill presented by Chairman of The Quill Awards and The Quills Literacy Foundation Gerry Byrne, awarded to Time Warner Inc. for its commitment to education, and in particular, to Time Warner Cable in recognition of its more than two decades of work to improve reading and literacy in our country. Time Warner Cable’s signature literacy program is Time To Read, which mentors children and adults in order to improve their reading competency and is the oldest and largest corporate literacy program in America.

Joan Allen acknowledged The Quills Literacy Foundation, which in partnership with NBC Universal Television Stations and Borders®, is auctioning a selection of autographed 2007 Quill Award winner and nominee titles, plus other notable books, to raise funds for First Book, a nonprofit organization with a single mission: to give children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their first new books. Bids can be placed starting today at http://www.thequills.org. The auction will end at midnight on October 31, 2007.

The winners of the 2007 Quill Book Awards are:

Book of the Year – presented by Al Roker and Hoda Kotb

Angels Fall

Written by Nora Roberts

Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Audio – presented by Mary Higgins Clark and Steve Shirripa

To Kill a Mockingbird

Written by Harper Lee; Read by Sissy Spacek

Published by Caedmon Audio, HarperCollins Publishers

Biography/ Memoir – presented by Tina Brown and Jonathan Groff

Einstein: His Life and Universe

Written by Walter Isaacson

Published by Simon & Schuster

Business – presented by Tina Brown and Jonathan Groff

The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t

Written by Robert I. Sutton, PhD

Published by Business Plus, Grand Central Publishing

Children’s Chapter/ Middle Grade – presented by Sarah Ferguson and Rocco DiSpirito

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Written by Brian Selznick

Published by Scholastic Press

Children’s Picture Books – presented by Jeff Dunham and Walter

Flotsam

Written by David Wiesner

Published by Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin

Cooking – presented by Sarah Ferguson and Rocco DiSpirito

Joy of Cooking: 75th Anniversary Edition

Written by Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, and Ethan Becker

Published by Scribner

Debut Author – presented by Dan Rather & Catherine Crier

The Thirteenth Tale

Written by Diane Setterfield

Published by Atria

General Fiction – presented by Lorraine Bracco and Gay Talese

The Road

Written by Cormac McCarthy

Published by Alfred A. Knopf

Graphic Novel – presented by Jeff Dunham and Walter

Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels

Written by Scott McCloud

Published by Harper Paperbacks

Health/ Self-Improvement – presented by Brooke Shields & Tiki Barber

How Doctors Think

Written by Jerome Groopman, M.D.

Published by Houghton Mifflin

History/ Current Events/ Politics – presented by Dan Rather & Catherine Crier

The Assault on Reason

Written by Al Gore

Published by The Penguin Press

Humor – presented by Stephen Colbert

I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence

Written by Amy Sedaris

Published by Warner Books

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller – presented by Mary Higgins Clark and Steve Shirripa

What the Dead Know

Written by Laura Lippman

Published by William Morrow

Poetry – presented by Dan Rather & Catherine Crier

For the Confederate Dead

Written by Kevin Young

Published by Alfred A. Knopf

Religion/ Spirituality – presented by Mary Higgins Clark and Steve Shirripa

Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know — And Doesn’t

Written by Stephen Prothero

Published by Harper One

Romance – presented by Brooke Shields & Tiki Barber

Angels Fall

Written by Nora Roberts

Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Science Fiction/ Fantasy/ Horror – presented by Lorraine Bracco and Gay Talese

The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day One)

Written by Patrick Rothfuss

Published by DAW Books

Sports – presented by Brooke Shields & Tiki Barber

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

Written by Michael Weinreb

Published by Gotham Books

Young Adult/ Teen – presented by Tina Brown and Jonathan Groff

Sold

Written by Patricia McCormick

Published by Hyperion Books for Children

Special Awards:

Quill 2007 Variety Blockbuster Book to Film Award – presented by Joan Allen and Peter Bart

The Bourne Film Trilogy

Universal Pictures

2007 Platinum Quill – presented by Lorraine Bracco and Gay Talese

David Halberstam

2007 Corporate Literacy Quill – presented by Gerry Byrne

Time Warner Inc. / Time Warner Cable

Produced by Al Roker Entertainment, Inc., the one-hour Quill Awards television special, hosted by Al Roker and Hoda Kotb, with SuChin Pak, in the new venue at Jazz at Lincoln Center, will be carried by the NBC Universal Television Stations and syndicated through NBC Universal Television Distribution to local markets nationwide on Saturday, October 27, 2007.

The Quills is the first awards program to honor excellence in publishing and include consumers in the voting process. AARP, Borders, Inc.®, PARADE, and USA Today are participating supporters.

Reed Business Information is North America’s largest business-to-business information provider, covering 23 market sectors with more than 80 market-leading publications and 80 websites, as well as a range of services. It is publisher of Publishers Weekly, Variety, Library Journal, and School Library Journal.

The NBC Universal Television Stations are owned and operated by NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.

Al Roker Entertainment, Inc. (ARE) produces top-quality programs for cable and network television. ARE has produced for Lifetime, A&E, PBS, Fine Living, E! Entertainment, and Discovery and is currently working on series and specials for The NBC Station Group, Food Network, In Demand / Mojo, Spike TV, and Court TV.

For further information on The Quill Awards, please visit www.thequills.org . Information on The Quills Literacy Foundation can be found at www.quillsliteracy.org.