Writing Award Winners 2000-2009

Past Writing Award Winners

2000-2009

2009 Winners

Outstanding Book

2009 General Nonfiction
Kimberly Lisagor and Heather Hansen
Disappearing Destinations
Vintage

2009 Service, Self-Help, Collaboration
Kathy Seal and Wendy Grolnick
Pressured Parents, Stressed Out Kids
Prometheus

Extraordinary Service Award

2009
Cecil Murphey

Career Achievement

2009
Robin Marantz Henig

June Roth

2009 Medical
Linda Marsa
Acid Test
Discover

2009 Medical
Douglas Fox
The Private Life of the Brain
New Scientist

2009 Medical
Katherine Eban
Your Hospital’s Deadly Secret
Portfolio

Outstanding Article

2009 First Person
Margie Goldsmith
In a Way, He Took Our Lives, Too
WashingtonPost.com

2009 First Person
Kristin Ohlson
Watching TV in Kabul
New York Times Magazine

2009 Profile
Shari Caudron
Uncorked
5280, Denver’s Magazine

2009 Profile
Todd Pitock
The Toughest Adventurer?
Discovery Channel Magazine

2009 Profile
Andrea Cooper
Am I Nothing But What I Remember?
Neurology Now

2009 Service
Florence Williams
Is it Safe to Heat Food in Plastic?
Good Housekeeping

2009 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Siri Carpenter
Buried Prejudice
Scientific American Mind

2009 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Florence Williams
The Runner’s Footprint
Runner’s World

2009 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Michelle Nijhuis
The Doubt Makers
Miller-McCune

2009 Trade
JoAnn Greco
La Vida Local
Planning

2009 Trade
Michele Meyer
When Old Meets New
IIDA Perspective

2009 Trade
John Rosengren
Lakers vs. Globetrotters–1948
Mlps. St. Paul

2009 Business/Technology
Michael Fitzgerald
Clawing Back
Boston Globe Magazine

2009 Business/Technology
Michael Fitzgerald
Hotbed
Fast Company

2009 Business/Technology
Michele Meyer
The Secret Power of Tweens
USA Weekend Magazine

Outstanding Book

2009 General Nonfiction
John Rosengren
Hammerin’ Hank, George Almighty & The Say Hey Kid
Sourcebooks

2009 General Nonfiction
Cheryl Harris Sharman
Nightshift NYC
U. of California

2009 Service, Self-Help, Collaboration
Tina Adler
Alzheimer’s Action Plan
St. Martin’s Press

2008 Winners

Arlene

2008
Christie Aschwanden
Through the Forest, A Clearer View of the Needs of A People
New York Times

Outstanding Book

2008 Service, Self-Help, Collaboration
Wendy Lyons Sunshine
The Connected Child
McGraw-Hill

Career Achievement

2008
Sarah Wernick

Donald Robinson Memorial

2008
Katherine Eban
The War on Terror: Rorschach and Awe
VanityFair.com

June Roth

2008
Richard Laliberte
Doctor Where Art Thou
Prevention

Outstanding Article

2008 First Person
Margie Goldsmith
The Sense of Being Stared At

2008 Service
Bob Cooper
Road Tested
Runner’s World

2008 Profile
Michelle Nijhuis
Of Murder and Microscopes
Sierra

2008 Trade
Michael Fitzgerald
L0pht in Transition
CSO

2008 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Todd Pitock
Science and Islam
Discover

2007 Winners

Arlene

2007
Melba Newsome
True Crimes, False Confesions
O, the Oprah Magazine

2007
Lisa Armstrong
It Takes a Village
Essence

2007
Christine Larson
A New Way to Ask, ‘How Green Is My Conscience?”
The New York Times

2007
Katherine Eban
Dangerous Doses

Outstanding Book

2007 General Nonfiction
Edwin Black
Internal Combustion

2007 General Nonfiction
Victor Chase
Shattered Nerves

2007 Service, Self-Help, Collaboration
Allen and Linda Anderson
Rescued: Saving Animals from Disaster

2007 Service, Self-Help, Collaboration
Carol Evans
This is How We Do It, The Working Mother’s Manifesto

Outstanding Article

2007 Business/Technology
Michael Fitzgerald
Grand Plans
Boston Globe Sunday Magazine

2007 Business/Technology
Alison Stein Wellner
Gary Heavin is on a Mission from God
Inc.

2007 Personal Essay
Christie Aschwanden
One Daughter, One Dad, Two Bikes
Health June 2006

2007 Personal Essay
Lisa Collier Cool
Rescuing Rosalie
Ladies’ Home Journal

2007 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Jonathen Green
Hooked on the Gold Rush
The Mail

2007 Service
Christine Larson
Taking Care of Mom and Dad
U.S. News and World Report

2007 Service
Russell Wild
Your Take-Charge Guide to Affordable Health Care
AARP: The Magazine

2007 Profile
Sarah Richards
Master of the Guillotine
The Walrus Magazine

June Roth

2007 Medical
Lisa Collier Cool
Saving the Smallest Patients
Good Housekeeping

Career Achievement

2007
Claudia Dreifus

Extraordinary Service Award

2007
Claire Safran

2006 Winners

Arlene

2006
Miriam Rafter
Monkey Business: A Look at Vote-Counting Mischief and the Potential fo
City Beat (San Diego)

2006
Michele Wojciechowski
For the Love of Laurie
Family Circle

Outstanding Book

2006 General Nonfiction
Charles Henderson
Goodnight Saigon

2006 General Nonfiction
Nancy Rubin Stuart
The Reluctant Spiritualist

2006 Service, Self-Help, Collaboration
Catherine Wald
The Resilient Writer

2006 Service, Self-Help, Collaboration
Judi Culbertson and Marj Decker
Scaling Down

2006 Children
Rachel Dickinson
Tools of Navigation

Outstanding Article

2006 Business/Technology
Craig Canine
Building a Better Banana
Smithsonian Magazine

2006 Business/Technology
Melba Newsome
He Took On the WholePower Tool Industry
Inc. Magazine

2006 Personal Essay
Janine Latus
All the Wrong Men
O, The Oprah Magazine

2006 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Robin Marantz Henig
Will We Ever Arrive at the Good Death?
The New York Times Magazine

2006 Reporting on a Significant Topic
John Rosengren
To Hell and Back
Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine

2006 Service
Karen Hammond
There’s Still a Girl in There
Family Circle

2006 Profile
Michelle Nijhuis
Madame Butterlfy
Sierra Magazine

2006 Profile
Jessica Seigel
Secrets of the Bonobo Sisterhood
Ms. Magazine

June Roth

2006 Medical
Lisa Collier Cool
Could You Be Forced to Have A C-section?
Baby Talk Magazine

2006 Medical
Linda Marsa
Danger at the ER
Ladies’ Home Journal

2006 Medical
Katherine Eban
Dangerous Doses

2006 Medical
Cheryl Dellasega
The Starving Family

Career Achievement

2006
Gloria Hochman

Donald Robinson Memorial

2006 Investigative Journalism
Salley Shannon
Witness on Board
Los Angeles Times Magazine

Extraordinary Service Award

2006
Brett Harvey

2005 Winners

Arlene

2005
Bob Cooper
Rich in Books
San Francisco Cronicle Magazine

2005
Kim Kavin
The Crisis Cops
Northeast Sunday Magazine of The Hartford Courant

Outstanding Book

2005 General Nonfiction
Robin Marantz Henig
Pandora’s Baby: How the First Test Tube Babies Sparked the Reproductiv

2005 General Nonfiction
Kathryn Black
Mothering Without a Map

2005 Service, Self-Help, Collaboration
Barbara DeMarco-Barrett
Pen on Fire

Outstanding Article

2005 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Salley Shannon
The New Hazard on the Highway
Good Housekeeping

2005 Service
Christie Aschwanden
The Kitchen Comes Clean
Health

2005 Service
Richard Laliberte
Time of Your Life
Best Life

2005 Profile
Idelle Davidson
The Shy Savant
Los Angeles Magazine

2005 First Person
Rebecca Skloot
When Pets Attack
New York Magazine

June Roth

2005 Medical
Robin Marantz Henig
The Quest to Forget
The New York Times Magazines

2005 Medical
Tamara Eberlein
Blood-Clotting Disorders
Redbook

Career Achievement

2005
Alvin and Heidi Toffler

2004 Winners

Outstanding Book

2004 General Nonfiction
Kristin Ohlson
Stalking the Divine

2004 General Nonfiction
Andrea King Coller
Still with Me: A Daughter’s Journey of Love and Loss

2004 General Nonfiction
Steve Kemper
Code Name Ginger: The Story Behind Segway and Dean Kamen’s Quest to In

2004 Service, Self-Help, Collaboration
Betty Rothbart
Healthy Teens, Body and Soul: A Parent’s Complete Guide to Adolescent

2004 Service, Self-Help, Collaboration
Jennier Lawler
Dojo Wisdom: 100 Simple Ways to Become a Stronger, Calmer, More Courag

2004 Children
Mary Collins
Airborne: A Photobiography of Wilbur and Orville Wright

Outstanding Article

2004 Business/Technology
Anita Bartholomew
Balance
MBA Jungle

2004 Business/Technology
Claire Tristram
Supercomputing Resurrected
Technology Review

2004 Personal Essay
Marian Sander
Listening to Zebras
Washington Post

2004 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Gloria Hochman
Pain
Philadelphia Inquirer

2004 Service
Cheryl Platzman Weinstock
What a Difference Five Years Makes
More

2004 Profile
Dan Ferber
The Man Who Mistook His Girlfriend for a Robot
Popular Science

June Roth

2004 Medical
Melba Newsome
Genetic Roulette
O, The Oprah Magazine

Career Achievement

2004
Ruth Winter

Donald Robinson Memorial

2004 Investigative Journalism
Trish Riley
Toxic Schools
South Florida Parenting

2004 Investigative Journalism
Claudia Dreifus
Women On Death Row
Ms. Magazine

2003 Winners

Outstanding Book

2003 General Nonfiction
Edwin Black
IBM and the Holocaust: The Strategic Alliance between Nazi Germany and

Outstanding Article

2003 Business/Technology
Claire Tristram
Data Extinction
Technology Review

2003 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Melba Newsome
The Devil You Know
Los Angeles Times

2003 Service
Cheryl Reed
Monastic Experience: Finding a Hermitage of One’s Own
Poets & Writers, May 2002

2003 Service
Cheryl Platzman Weinstock
A Place for Us
Woman’s Day

2003 First Person
Paul Perry
X Marks the Spot
National Geographic Adventure, March 2002

2003 First Person
Mary Collins
Don’t Have a Seat
Washington Post

June Roth

2003 Medical
Lisa Collier Cool
Saving Sophie
Self

2003 Medical
Sarah Wernick with Claudia I. Henschke and Peggy McCarthy
Lung Cancer: Myths, Facts and Choices

Career Achievement

2003
Hal Higdon

Donald Robinson Memorial

2003 Investigative Journalism
Edwin Black
Final Solutions: How IBM Helped Automate the Nazi Death Machine in Pol
Village Voice

2002 Winners

Outstanding Book

2002 General Nonfiction
Erich Hoyt
Creatures of the Deep
Firefly Books

2002 General Nonfiction
Bruce Henderson
Fatal North

2002 Service, Self-Help, Collaboration
Dianne Partie Lange et al
Informed Decisions

2002 Children
Andrea Warren
Surviving Hitler

Outstanding Article

2002 Business/Technology
Claire Tristram
It’s Time for a Clockless Chip
Technology Review

2002 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Sara Solovitch
Citizen Scientists
Wired

2002 Service
Sally Stich
The Most Important Discussion You Must Have
New Choices

2002 Profile
Florence Williams
Roquefort Files
Outside

2002 First Person
Andrea Cooper
Is This is Madness
Hope

June Roth

2002 Medical
Jack El-Hai
The Lobotomist
The Washington Post magazine

Career Achievement

2002
Bonnie Remsburg

2001 Winners

Outstanding Book

2001 General Nonfiction
Cathy Crimmins
Where is the Mango Princess?

2001 Service, Self-Help, Collaboration
Michael Smolensky, Ph.D. and Lynne Lamberg
The Body Clock Guide to Better Health

Outstanding Article

2001 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Lisa Collier Cool
Could You Get Hooked On This Pill
Self

2001 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Timothy Harper
Shoot to Kill
The Atlantic Monthly

2001 Service
Michele Meyer
The Gift of Health
Remedy Magazine

2001 First Person
Andrea Cooper
Doing the Frango
Salon.com

June Roth

2001 Medical
Marian Sandmaier
The Breakthrough
The Family Therapy Networker

2000 Winners

Outstanding Book

2000 Service, Self-Help, Collaboration
Dr. Barbara Luke and Tamara Eberlein
When You’re Expecting Twins, Triplets or Quads
Harper Perrenial

2000 Service, Self-Help, Collaboration
Anonymous and Timothy Harper
License to Steal
HarperBusiness

Outstanding Article

2000 Service
Florence Williams
Near to the Ground: The Environmental Report Card
Outside Magazine

2000 First Person
Claire Tristram
Why I Have Never Seen the Mona Lisa Smile
Trips Magazine

2000 First Person
Andrea Warren
The Angels of Vietnam
The World & I

June Roth

2000 Medical
Beryl Lieff Benderly
Gene Tests: Are They for You?
InTouch Magazine

2000 Medical
Victoria Secunda
When Madness Comes Home
Hyperion

Career Achievement

2000
None

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