Writing Award Winners 1990-1999

Past Writing Award Winners

1990-1999

1999 Winners

Outstanding Book

1999 Service, Self-Help, Collaboration
Susan K. Golant and Rosalynn Carter
Helping Someone with Mental Illness: A Compassionate Guide for Family,
Times Books

Outstanding Article

1999 Personal Essay
Judith Sachs
The End of My Mother
Death & Dying

1999 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Steve Kemper
This Land Is Your Land
Yankee

1999 Profile
Ellen Parlapiano
Helping Kids Cope With Grief
Child

June Roth

1999 Medical
Richard and Joyce Wolkomir
The Quality of Mercy
Smithsonian

Robert C. Anderson

1999
Bernard Asbell

Career Achievement

1999
None

Donald Robinson Memorial

1999 Investigative Journalism
None

1998 Winners

Outstanding Author

1998
Robert Kanigel
The One Best Way

Outstanding Article

1998 Personal Essay
Florence Williams
Benched
New Republic

1998 Service
Susan K. Perry
The Essential Guide to L.A. Schools
Los Angeles

1998 Profile
Jessica Seigel
‘The Zone’ Diet Wars
Los Angeles

June Roth

1998 Medical
Tamara Eberlein
Too Many Babies? The Dangerous Rise of Multiple Births
Redbook

Robert C. Anderson

1998
None

Career Achievement

1998
Ruth Gruber

Donald Robinson Memorial

1998 Investigative Journalism
None

1997 Winners

Outstanding Author

1997
Kathryn Black
In the Shadow of Polio: A Personal and Social History

Outstanding Article

1997 Personal Essay
Sherry Suib Cohen
In the Name of Tradition
New Woman

1997 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Heather Millar
Log Me a River
The Atlantic Monthly

1997 Service
Michele Meyer
The Fine Art of Packing
National Geographic Traveler

June Roth

1997 Medical
Kathryn Black
In the Shadow of Polio: A Personal and Social History

Robert C. Anderson

1997
None

Career Achievement

1997
Betty Friedan

Donald Robinson Memorial

1997 Investigative Journalism
Lisa Collier Cool
Welcome to Their Nightmare
Penthouse

Editor of the Year

1997
Maureen McFadden

Women’s Day

1996 Winners

Outstanding Author

1996
Bernard Asbell
The Pill: A Biography of the Drug that Changed the World

Outstanding Article

1996 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Lisa Collier Cool
Mangled Care
Penthouse

1996 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Florence Williams
Polygamy in America
North American Review

1996 Service
Victoria Secunda
When Your Adult Child Disappoints You
New Choices

June Roth

1996 Medical
Lisa Collier Cool
Mangled Care
Penthouse

Robert C. Anderson

1996
Murray Teigh Bloom

Career Achievement

1996
None

Donald Robinson Memorial

1996 Investigative Journalism
John F. Wasik
Fraud in the Funeral Industry
Consumers Digest

Editor of the Year

1996
David Sendler

New Choices

1995 Winners

Outstanding Author

1995
Alan Levy
The Weisenthal File

Outstanding Article

1995 Personal Essay
Sally Wendkos Olds
Marathon Woman
Pennsylvania Gazette

1995 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Edward Oxford
D-Day Plus 50 Years
American History

1995 Service
Victoria Secunda
Giving or Taking Family Money? Mastering the Art of Family Diplomacy
New Choices

June Roth

1995 Medical
William Ecenbarger
Intimate Strangers
Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine

Robert C. Anderson

1995
Dan Carlinsky

Career Achievement

1995
Murray Teigh Bloom

Donald Robinson Memorial

1995 Investigative Journalism
Dan Hurley
Imminent Danger
Psychology Today

1994 Winners

Outstanding Author

1994
Robin Marantz Henig
The Dancing Matrix: Voyages Along the Viral Frontier

Outstanding Article

1994 Personal Essay
Philip A. Alper
My Nursing Home Patients Come To Me
Medical Economics

1994 Personal Essay
Mary Augusta Rodgers
Home at the End of the Road
Detroit Free Press Magazine

1994 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Thomas Bedell
Old Glory: The Seneca’s Search for a Past
Destination Discovery

1994 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Steve Fishman
Love Her to Death
Details

June Roth

1994 Medical
Janice Hopkins Tanne
Free At Last
New York

1994 Medical
Gloria Hochman
Prisoners of Memory
Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine

1994 Medical
Robin Marantz Henig
The Dancing Matrix: Voyages Along the Viral Frontier
Knopf

Robert C. Anderson

1994
Marvin J. Wolf

Career Achievement

1994
Booton Herndon

Donald Robinson Memorial

1994 Investigative Journalism
Robin Warshaw
The Shame of America’s Board and Care Homes
New Choices

Conscience In Media

1994
Anna Elisabeth Rosmus

1993 Winners

Outstanding Author

1993
Victoria Secunda
Women and Their Fathers: The Sexual and Romantic Impact of the First M

Outstanding Article

1993 Personal Essay
Maxine Rock
Arthritis and Exercise: Maybe It’s Time to Get Moving
Arthritis Today

1993 Personal Essay
Mary Alice Kellogg
The Search for My Father
Glamour

1993 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Lance Frazer
The Treasure of Healing Knowledge
The Student Lawyer

1993 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Katharine Davis Fishman
Problem Adoptions
The Atlantic Monthly

June Roth

1993 Medical
Robin Marantz Henig
The Flu Pandemic: A Once and Future Menace
The New York Times Magazine

Robert C. Anderson

1993
None

Career Achievement

1993
Norman M. Lobsenz

Donald Robinson Memorial

1993 Investigative Journalism
None

1992 Winners

Outstanding Author

1992
Nancy Rubin
Isabella, Queen of Castile

Outstanding Article

1992 Personal Essay
Richard Bode
To Climb the Wind
Sail

1992 Personal Essay
Mitch Finley
Bang
Notre Dame Magazine

1992 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Robert Kanigel
Downs and Ups
Johns Hopkins Magazine

1992 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Edward Oxford
Pearl Harbor
American History Illustrated

Robert C. Anderson

1992
Melvin (Bud) Gardner

Career Achievement

1992
Charles L. (Chuck) Cadieux

Conscience In Media

1992
Richard Behar
Scientology: The Cult of Greed
Time

1992
Paulette Cooper
The Scandal of Scientology

1991 Winners

Outstanding Article

1991 General
None

1990 Winners

Outstanding Author

1990
Thomas L. Friedman
From Beirut to Jerusalem (Farrar, Straus, Giroux)

Outstanding Article

1990 General
Steve Fishman
Skull’s Angels
Rolling Stone

Magazine of the Year

1990
In Health (formerly Hippocrates), Kiwanis

Open Book

1990
The NEA Nine

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