Friday, October 26, 2007
Nora Roberts wins Book of the Year (see it on TV)
We were excited to see that Select Editions fan favorite Nora Roberts recently picked up a top book honor. This past Monday at the Quill Book Awards held in New York City, Nora won the Book of the Year award for her enthralling novel Angels Fall, which Select Editions published last January. Readers had selected the book in online voting from among the Quill contest's 18 category winners. (Nora's book had also won the Best Romance category.)
Upon receiving the big award, Nora said that she was going to thank the appropriate people: Her fans. “Everyone seems to be thanking their husbands, wives and kids, but mine didn’t write this book,” she joked, before raising her Quill in honor of the readers who voted for her.
A one-hour version of the event, which was held at the swanky new Lincoln Center jazz theater, will be broadcast on NBC stations tomorrow night, Saturday, October 27. Tune in to see a host of celebrity presenters (including Brooke Shields, Al Roker, Stephen Colbert, Tina Brown, Dan Rather, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York) plus many more best-selling authors, including Mary Higgins Clark. And the great thing is, they're all celebrating our favorite thing: reading!