Our November selection, The Glass Castle, is one of five books in the Biography/Memoir category that have been nominated for a Quill Award. The books eligible for nomination had to be published in their original format in North America between August 1, 2004, and July 31, 2005, and marketed in the United States
The Quills say they are the first national book awards program where the readers, and not the critics, decide which books are the best of the best. Readers cast their ballot online, between August and September, and now The Quills Awards ceremony will be aired on NBC on October 22, 2005.
Here are the top five nominated in the Biography/Memoir category:
Chronicles: Volume One
The Glass Castle: A Memoir
Jeannette Walls (Click on the author's name to read an interesting interview)
His Excellency: George Washington
Joseph J. Ellis
Magical Thinking: True Stories
Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
Make sure to check the Quills website for all the books that won in all categories.