Writing Award Winners

Writing Award Winners

Congratulations to our winners! Our judges worked hard to select from the abundance of great submissions.

2020 Winners

Article Awards open only to Members

Blog Post/Personal: “The Emotional Debris from An Abusive Father” by Margie Goldsmith

Business/Marketing: “How Sovereign Citizens Helped Swindle $1 Billion From the Government They Disavow” by Ashley Powers

Excellence in Reporting: Shot in the Dark by Laura Beil

First Person Essays: “Still Life with Dick Van Dyke” by Marian Sandmaier

Health Articles: “When Measles Arrives: Breaking Down the Anatomy of Containment” by Apoorva Mandavilli
Honorable mention“Our Skulls Are Out Evolving Us and That Could Mean A Public Health Crisis” by Katherine Lewis

How-to Articles: “How to Teach Consent to Boys — Without Shaming Them” by Jennifer Fink
Honorable mention: “How to Bullyproof Your Child” by Estelle Erasmus

The June Roth Memorial Award for an Outstanding Medical Article: Bite Marks” by Bobbi Dempsey

Lifestyle Articles: “The Survival of Japan’s Music Rests on Artificial Ivory” by Rachel Nuwer
Honorable mention: “Secret Life of a Mermaid” by Maureen O’Hagan

Profile Articles: Randy Rainbow’s Witty World” by Margaret Engel

Reported Essays: How can I wean my children off their new habit of playing ‘musical beds’?” by Sarika Chawla
Honorable mention“The silver Christmas tree, an icon of Space Age kitsch, turns 60” by Kate Silver

Science: “A Significant Problem” by Lydia Denworth

Technology: “Social Media Has Not Destroyed a Generation” by Lydia Denworth

Trade: “Opioid Crisis Spurs New Strategies for Cancer Pain” by Darcy Lewis

Travel: “How Palermo Became a Host to African Refugees” by Ashley Powers
Honorable mention: “The Risky Fame of a Rare Island Wildcat” by Rachel Nuwer

Article Awards open to the public

Fitness & Sports: “Women Deserve to Run Without Fear” by Christine Yu

Food & Drink:  “Please Don’t Call This Cultured Nugget ‘Lab Meat” by Jenny Splitter

Opinion/Op-Eds: “Chernobyl, the HBO miniseries: Fact and Fiction” by Robert Peter Gale

The Arlene Award for an Article That Made A Difference: How Japan Undermines Efforts to Stop the Illegal Ivory Trade” by Rachel Nuwer

The Donald Robinson Memorial Award for Investigative Journalism: Worse Than a Death Sentence” by Rohini Mohan

Book Awards

Biography/History Books: The Lost Brothers by Jack El-Hai
Honorable MentionBattle for the Marble Palace: Abe Fortas, Earl Warren, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon and the Forging of the Modern Supreme Court by Michael Bobelian

Children’s Books/Young Adult Books: Enemy Child, the Story of Norman Mineta, a Boy Imprisoned in a Japanese American Internment Camp During World War II by Andrea Warren
Honorable MentionEclipse Chaser, Science in the Moon’s Shadow by Ilima Loomis

General Non-Fiction Books: Bottle of Lies: the Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom” by Katherine Eban

Memoir/Autobiography Books: Your Heart, My Hands: An Immigrant’s Remarkable Journey to Become One of America’s Preeminent Cardiac Surgeons” by Arun K. Singh, MD, with John Hanc

Service/Self-Help Books: Sex After Grief: Navigating Your Sexuality After Losing Your Beloved by Joan Price

2019 Winners

Article Awards open only to Members

June Roth Memorial Award for an Outstanding Medical Article: A Surgeon So Bad It Was Criminal” by Laura Beil, writing in ProPublica

Outstanding Blog Post: “Pittsburgh: Never Again? Just Words” by Eugene Meyer

Outstanding Business Article: “The Factory That Oreos Built” by Katherine Martinelli

Excellence in Reporting Article: “Waste Land, Promised Land, Refugee farmers replant hope in post-hurricane Houston” by Kimberly Meyer
Honorable Mention: “On The Other Side” by Ann Babe

Outstanding Personal Essay: “Your Leaving” by Laura Laing
Honorable Mention: “The Reality of Empty Arms, a Father on the Grief of Stillbirth” by Todd Pitock

Outstanding Health Article: “Inside the Power Clinics” by Maya Kroth
Honorable Mention: “Transgender College Students’ Health Care is Far From Guaranteed” by Donna Jackel

Outstanding How-To Article: “Couponing for a Cause” by Laura Daily

Outstanding Lifestyle Article: Arab and Coming Out in Art That Speaks Up” by Michael T. Luongo

Outstanding Profile Article: The Rigors of Success” by Julia M. Klein

Outstanding Reported Essay: “What Are We Doing Here? Drought, Dread, and Family in the American Southwest” by Cally Carswell

Outstanding Science or Technology Article: “Clicks, Lies and Videotape” by Brooke Borel

Outstanding Trade Article: “Fighters: Veterinary Professionals Face Unique Challenges While Undergoing Cancer Treatments” by Jen Reeder

Travel: “In Chad, the Elephants (So Many Elephants) Are Back” by Rachel Love Nuwer
Honorable Mention: “Cold Comfort” by Todd Pitock, appearing in the Saturday Evening Post

Article Awards open to the public

The Arlene Eisenberg Award for an Article that made a difference: “A Star Surgeon Left a Trail of Dead Patients — and his Whistleblowers Are Punished” by Eve Herold

The Donald Robinson Prize for Investigative Journalism: “Dog Fight: Dog rescuers, flush with donations, buy animals from the breeders they scorn” by Kim Kavin

Outstanding Fitness & Sports Article: “Saudi Women Will Run the Kingdom” by Michelle Hamilton

Outstanding Food & Drink Article winner: “Black Nightshade and the Bierocks, Connecting to my Volga German ancestors through recipes” by Heather Arndt Anderson, writing in The Oregon Humanities Magazine     
Honorable Mention: Black Gold from Tank to Table” by Andrea Cooper, writing in Roads & Kingdoms and reprinted in The Guardian

Outstanding Opinion/Op Ed Article: Anti-Vaccine Activists Have Taken Vaccine Science Hostage” by Melinda Wenner Moyer, published in The New York Times Sunday opinion section

Book Awards

Book Awards Open to the Public

The Arlene Eisenberg Award for a Book That Made a Difference:  The Dog Merchants: Inside the Big Business of Breeders, Pet Stores, and Rescuers”  by Kim Kavin

Book Awards Open to ASJA Members

The June Roth Memorial Award for an Outstanding Medical Book: The Informed Parent, A Science-based Resource for your Child’s First Four Years” by Tara Haelle and Emily Willingham, PhD

Outstanding Biography/History book: Five for Freedom: The African American Soldiers in John Brown’s Army by Eugene L. Meyer

Outstanding Children/Young Adult Nonfiction book: “Vaccination Investigation: the History and Science of Vaccines” by Tara Haelle

Outstanding General Nonfiction book: “Poached: Inside the Dark World of Wildlife Trafficking” by Rachel Love Nuwer
Honorable Mention: The Good News About Bad Behavior: Why Kids are Less Disciplined Than Ever — And What To Do About It” by Katherine Reynolds Lewis

Outstanding Memoir/Autobiography book: Let Your Mind Run: A memoir of thinking my way to victory by Deena Kastor with Michelle Hamilton

Outstanding Service/Self-help book: “The Byline Bible: Get Published in Five Weeks by Susan Shapiro

2018 Winners

Article Awards open only to Members

Blog Post/Personal: “A Better Excuse than ‘The Dog Ate My Homework’” by Martin Hirsch

Business/Technology/Science: “The Blood of the Crab” by Caren Chesler, writing in Popular Mechanics
Honorable Mention: “The Uncertain Future of Puffin for Dinner” by Cheryl Katz, published in Hakai Magazine

Excellence in Reporting: “Journey to Gunland” by Melinda Wenner Moyer, writing in Scientific American 
Honorable Mention: “Protecting Negative Heritage in Rwanda” by JoAnn Greco, published in The Pennslyvania Gazette

First Person Experience Article or Essay: “Drinking Chai to Savannah: Reflections on Identity, Inclusion and Power in the South” by Anjali Enjeti, writing in Longreads

Health and Fitness: “When drinkers suffer liver disease, should getting a transplant be so hard?” by Alexandra Fleming, published in The Washington Post
Honorable Mention: “How Anti-Choice Lawmakers Are Getting Around Roe v. Wade” by Sarika Chawla, published in Vice Tonic

How-to Article:  “College Advice I Wish I’d Taken” by Susan Shapiro, writing in The New York Times
Honorable Mention: “The Special Bond of Older Dogs and Older Owners: Money-saving ‘Seniors for Seniors’ pet adoption programs are gaining popularity” by Jen Reeder, published in PBS’s Next Avenue.org

June Roth Award for a Medical Article: “Deserted” by Melinda Wenner Moyer, published in Women’s Health
Honorable Mention: “After the ICU” by Kenneth Miller, writing in Prevention

Lifestyle: “A Japanese Baseball Tour: The Healing Power of Baseball in Japan” by Todd Pitock, published in Travel & Leisure Magazine
Honorable Mention: “Quest for Gray Ghost: Tracking the Snow Leopard in Ladakh” by Jill Robinson, writing in The San Francisco Chronicle

Opinion/Op-Ed: “The Wealthy Are Poised for the End of the World” by Lara Kristen Herndon, writing in CommonEdge.org
Honorable Mention: A Kindness While Dying by John Moir, published in Catamaran Literary Reader  

Profiles“In Pursuit of Justice” by Julia M. Klein, writing in The Pennsylvania Gazette
Honorable Mention: “Homeland Insecurity” by Jack El-Hai, published in the Minnesota Alumni Magazine

Trade: “When the Target of Bias is the Doctor” by Robin Warshaw, writing in AAMCNews  

Article Awards open to the public

The Arlene Award for an Article that Makes a Difference: When Hurricane Warnings Are Lost in Translation” by Terena Bell, writing in The Atlantic

The Donald Robinson Memorial Award for Investigative Journalism: “The Watson Files” by Laura Heaton, published in ForeignPolicy.com

Book Awards

Biography/History: Through a Glass, Darkly: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the Quest to Solve the Greatest Mystery of All” by Stefan Bechtel and Laurence Roy Stains

Children/Young Adult Nonfiction: 50 Wacky Things Animals Do” by Tricia Martineau Wagner  
Honorable Mention: “The Encyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises by Erich Hoyt, published by Firefly Press (US, Canada, UK.)  

General Nonfiction:  Little Soldiers: An American Boy, A Chinese School and the Global Race to Achieve” by Lenora Chu, published by HarperCollins Books, NYC
Honorable Mention: “The Book of Noticing: Collections and Connections on the Trail” by Katherine Hauswirth, published by Homebound Publications, Pawcatuck, CT

Memoirs/ Biography/ Autobiography: At the Broken Places: A Mother and Trans Son Pick Up the Pieces by Mary Collins, published by Beacon Press  

Service/self-help: Thriftstyle: the Ultimate Bargain Shopper’s Guide to Smart Fashion” by Allison Engel, Reise Moore and Margaret Engel, published by Imagine Books

CONSCIENCE IN MEDIA AWARD

ASJA is awarding its prestigious Conscience in Media Award to the Maltese journalist, writer, and anti-corruption activist Daphne Caruana Galizia. 

Ms. Caruana Galizia, 53, was murdered in her native Malta, a Mediterranean island nation, on October 16, 2017 after numerous threats and attacks to her and her family. She had been writing since 1987 and was the first person in Malta to have a signed opinion column. Since 2008 she published her self-funded personal blog, Running Commentary, and at the time of her death she was a regular columnist with the Malta Independent.

The Conscience in Media award calls attention to the increasingly dangerous profession of investigative journalism. More than 700 journalists have been killed over the past decade, according to Reporters without Borders (RSF). Six murders occurred in 2017; in 2018 a Slovak reporter was shot to death while investigating corruption.

2017 Winners

Article Awards

The Arlene Award “for an article that makes a difference”
“Tiger Temple Accused of Supplying Black Market” by Sharon Guynup, writing in National Geographic.

Donald Robinson Award for Investigative Reporting
“How Casinos Enable Gambling Addicts” by John Rosengren, writing in The Atlantic.

June Roth Award for Medical Writing
“Checkmate: Beating Cancer at Its Own Game” by Kenneth Miller, writing for Discover.

Blog Post, Personal
“Oh, the Perils We Face” by Rae Francoeur, writing in her blog Free Fall.
Honorable mention: “Little Free Library” by Ellen Ryan, in her blog ryansite.

Business/Technology/Science
“Owl Wars” by Emily Sohn, for bioGraphic.
Honorable mention: “Are we loving Monarchs to death?” by Susan Brackney in discovermagazine.com.

Excellence in Reporting
“Out of the Shadows” by Maggie Ginsberg, writing in Madison magazine.
Honorable mention: “Officers who rape: the police brutality chiefs ignore” by Steven Yoder in Al Jazeera America.

First-Person Experience/Essays
“A Deeper Boom” by Gary Ferguson, writing for Orion.
Honorable mention: “Identity Lost and Found: Growing up in the South, a multi-ethnic girl navigates the cultural divide” by Anjali Enjeti. The story appeared in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Health & Fitness
 “The Brain That Wasn’t Supposed to Heal” by Apoorva Mandavilli, in The Atlantic.
Honorable mention: “This Mother Drank While Pregnant. Here’s What Her Daughter’s Like at 43” by Alexandra Rockey Fleming writing in The Washington Post.

How-to
“The Forgiveness Tour” by Susan Shapiro for Salon.com.

Lifestyle
“An Icy Hothouse of Change” by Todd Pitock in Geographical.

Opinion/Op Ed
“The Sadness of Solving a Mystery” by Cameron Walker, writing in Hakai Magazine.

Profiles
“At Their Peak” by Christine Koubek, writing in Bethesda Magazine

Trade
“Taking Shergar” by Milton C. Toby, writing in bloodhorse.com.

Book Awards

Biography/History 
“The Hundred-Year Walk – An Armenian Odyssey” by Dawn Anahid MacKeen. The judges called this book “two stories of courage in one rich narrative: a granddaughter uses her grandfather’s letters and diaries to follow his path through the World War I Armenian Genocide.”

General nonfiction
“In Good Hands: Investigating Death, Mystery, and the Lessons of Broken Trust In One Family Daycare” by David Hechler. The judges said “Riveting reading! Hechler masterfully builds suspense over the outcome of abuse trials. Small details help readers ‘see’ the characters. There’s also a primer for parents seeking a daycare center.”
Honorable mention: “One Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment” by Mei Fong. The judges said “This beautifully written book juxtaposes the author’s own desire to have children against the ramifications of China’s recently ended government edict.”

Memoir/Autobiography
“Because of Eva: A Jewish Genealogical Journey” by Susan J. Gordon. Judges said “the author nicely interwove history with her family story and her personal quest. We liked how the story flowed and how tightly it is written, and, as one judge noted, ‘It is a beautiful addition to Jewish/WWII work.’”
Honorable mention: “Ketchup is My Favorite Vegetable: A Family Grows Up with Autism” by Liane Kupferberg Carter. Judges said “It beautifully captures the struggle and joy of having an autistic child.”

Self-help/how-to
“The Cancer Survival Guide” by Charlotte Libov. Judges said “This terrific resource is the book we’d want if diagnosed. It’s comprehensive, clearly written and has authoritative, up-to-date advice on the latest research and treatments for numerous types of cancer.”
Honorable mention: “The Cocktail Hour Garden” by C.L. Fornari. Judges said “you’ll be drawn in by the glorious photographs and descriptions of flowers and backyard hideaways.” Fornari’s ultimate message is that time spent with others in calming, outdoor settings is an investment in good health.

2016 Winners

Arlene

2016
Susanna Hope
Police Wife: The Secret Epidemic of Police Domestic Violence
Golden Inkwell Books

June Roth

2016 Medical
Lochlann Jain
Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us
University of California Press

Outstanding Book

2016 Biography or History
Marvin J. Wolf
Abandoned in Hell: The Fight for Vietnam’s Firebase Kate
NAL

2016 Children
Andrea Warren
The Boy Who Became Buffalo Bill: Growing Up Billy Cody in Bleeding Kansas
Two Lions

2016 General Nonfiction
Kim Cross
What Stands In a Storm: Three Days in the Worst Superstorm to Hit the South’s Tornado Alley
Atria Books

2016 Memoir/Autobiography
Kimberly Meyer
The Book of Wanderings: A Mother- Daughter Pilgrimage
Little, Brown and Company

2016 Service, Self-Help, Collaboration
Beverly Blair Harzog
The Debt Escape Plan: How to Free Yourself From Credit Card Balances, Boost Your Credit Score, and Live Debt-Free
Career Press

2016 Service, Self-Help, Collaboration
Sandra Lamb
Writing Well for Business Success: A Complete Guide to Style, Grammar, and Usage at Work
St. Martin’s Griffin

Arlene

2016
Francesca Lyman
The Thrift Store Chain That Dressed Up Like A Charity And Got Sued
InvestigateWest

Donald Robinson Memorial

2016
Tom Robbins
(A Brutal Beating Wakes) Attica’s Ghosts
The New York Times

June Roth

2016 Medical
Linda Marsa
The Poisoned Gulf
Playboy

Outstanding Article

2016 Blog Post
Risa Doherty
A Bittersweet Goodbye as My Firstborn Leaves Home For Good
ScaryMommy.com

2016 Business/Technology
Celeste LeCompte
Automation in the Newsroom
Nieman Reports

2016 Business/Technology
Emily Sohn
Every Living Thing
Aeon

2016 Excellence in Reporting
Vince Beiser
The Sand and the Fury
Wired

2016 First Person
Paula Ganzi Licata
Surviving an Alcoholic
The New York Times

2016 Health & Fitness
Linda Marsa
What Your Doctor Should Know About Women
More

2016 Health & Fitness
Kate Silver
Be the Death of Me
Chicago Health

2016 How-to
Kim Campbell Thornton
Forsake the Snake
UExpress Pet Connection

2016 How-to
Jennifer Breheny Wallace
A Policy of Saying No Can Save You Time and Guilt
Wall Street Journal

2016 Lifestyle
Kimberley Lovato
Born on the Bayou
American Way

2016 Lifestyle
Kim Campbell Thornton
Spirits on Safari
Cigar & Spirits

2016 Op-Ed
Candy Schulman
Just an Ordinary Miscarriage
The New York Times

2016 Profile
Gayle Keck
A Most Personal Venture
Drew Magazine

2016 Profile
Eugene Meyer
Meet Andy Raymond
Bethesda Magazine

2016 Trade
Barbara Robertson
The Making of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
3D World

2016 Trade
Molly Blake
High-Flying Patriotism
Air Force Sergeants Association

2015 Winners

Arlene

2015
Christine Larson
Light Bulb Moments for a Nonprofit
The New York Times

Outstanding Book

2015 General Nonfiction
John Pollack
Shortcut: How Analogies Reveal Connections, Spark Innovation, and Sell
publisher

2015 Service, Self-Help, Collaboration
Catherine Dold and Howard Eisenberg
The Recovery Book
publisher

2015 Children
Matt Chandler
Side-by-Side Baseball Stars

2015 Memoir/Autobiography
Gabrielle Selz
Unstill Life

Outstanding Article

2015 Dramatic Narrative
David Page
Haiyan Diary
TakePart.com

2015 Business/Technology
Rachael Moeller Gorman
Comprehension Test
Proto magazine

2015 Op-Ed
Todd Pitock
Amsterdam’s Anne Frank Industry
Haaretz

2015 Personal Essay
Caren Chesler
I Fought (and lost) the Battle Against Christmas
Salon

2015 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Vince Beiser
Prescription for Death
Playboy magazine

2015 Service
Rachael Moeller Gorman
Clucked
Men’s Health

2015 Trade
Tori DeAngelis
Thank You For Not Smoking
APA Monitor on Psychology

2015 Profile
Thomas Bedell
Rolling with Michael Herklots
Celebrated Living

2015 First Person
Shannon S. Miller
Why I Can’t Be My Son’s Mother
Scholastic Parent and Child

2015 Lifestyle
Todd Pitock
The Re-birth of Awe
National Geographic Traveler

June Roth

2015 Medical
Jessica Seigel
America’s Getting the Science of Sun Exposure Wrong
Nautilus

Donald Robinson Memorial

2015 Investigative Journalism
Dan Patterson
Angels of Death
Contently.org

Conscience In Media

2015
James Foley

2015
Steven Sotloff

2015
Austin Tice

2014 Winners

Arlene

2014
Cheryl Platzman Weinstock
Genetic Testing Can Be Dangerous to Your Health
O the Oprah Magazine

Outstanding Book

2014 General Nonfiction
Meg Lukens Noonan
The Coat Route
publisher

2014 Service, Self-Help, Collaboration
Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D with Leslie Pepper
You and Your Anxious Child
publisher

2014 Children
Aline Alexander Newman
Animal Superstars

2014 Memoir/Autobiography
Pamela Gerhardt
Lucky That Way, Rediscovering My Father’s World

Outstanding Article

2014 Business/Technology
Kenneth Miller
Mushroom Manifesto
Discover Magazine

2014 Op-Ed
Liza Gross
Don’t Jump
Medical Examiner, Slate.com

2014 Personal Essay
Kenan Trebinecvic
Two Muslim Brothers Who Took the Assimiliation Path
WSJ.com

2014 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Laura Beil
Who Killed Chris Kyle?, Men’s Health

2014 Service
Rachael Moeller Gorman
What Are Food Labels You Can Trust?
EatingWell.com

2014 Trade
Tam Harbert
Supercharging Patent Lawyers With AI
IEEE Spectrum magazine

2014 Profile
John Rosengren
Ra-shede’s Road
SBnation.com

2014 First Person
Scott Neumyer
I Am Royce White: Living and Working with Anxiety Disorder
SBnation.com

2014 Lifestyle
Echo Garrett
Philadelphia’s Artistic Freedom
Arrive.com

June Roth

2014 Medical
Alexandra Robbins
Children Are Dying
The Washingtonian Magazine

Career Achievement

2014
Kitty Kelley

Donald Robinson Memorial

2014 Investigative Journalism
Alexandra Robbins
Children Are Dying
The Washingtonian Magazine

Extraordinary Service Award

2014
Sallie G. Randolph

2013 Winners

Arlene

2013
Janisse Ray
The Seed Underground

2013
Echo Garrett
My Orange Duffel Bag

Outstanding Book

2013 General Nonfiction
Peter Zuckerman and Amanda Padoan
Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K
publisher

2013 Service, Self-Help, Collaboration
Kelly James-Enger
Writer for Hire: 101 Secrets to Freelance Success
publisher

2013 Children
Aline Alexander Newman
National Geographic Kids Chapter: Ape Escapes!: And More True Stories

2013 Memoir/Autobiography
Dorothy Foltz-Gray
With and Without Her: A Memoir of Being and Losing a Twin

Outstanding Article

2013 Business/Technology
Wendee Nicole Holtcamp
Was Lou Gehrig’s ALS Caused by Tap Water?
Pacific Standard

2013 Personal Essay
Candy Schulman
Raising My Mother
Chicago Tribune

2013 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Laura Beil
The Dirty Truth About Hospitals, Men’s Health

2013 Service
Rachael Moeller Gorman
Solving the Sugar Puzzle
Eating Well

2013 Trade
Stephen Ornes
Interrupting Cancer’s Travel Plans
Cancer Today

2013 Profile
David Wolman
The Perfectionist
Wired

2013 First Person
Echo Garrett
Desert Renewal
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

2013 Lifestyle
Gayle Keck
A Certain Sparkle
Afar

June Roth

2013 Medical
Victoria Costello
A Mind in Danger
Scientific American Mind

2013 Medical
Maryn McKenna
Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA

Donald Robinson Memorial

2013 Investigative Journalism
Katherine Eban
The Truth About the Fast and Furious Scandal
Fortune

Extraordinary Service Award

2013
Grace Weinstein (posthumous)

Career Achievement

2013
Florence Issacs

2012 Winners

Arlene

2012
Lisa Armstrong
Fighting Back
Essence

Outstanding Book

2012 General Nonfiction
Jennifer Wilson
Running Away to Home, St. Martin’s Press
publisher

2012 Service, Self-Help, Collaboration
Joan Price
Naked at Our Age
Seal Press

2012 Memoir/Autobiography
Kathleen Flinn
The Kitchen Counter Cooking School, Viking

Outstanding Article

2012 Business/Technology
Caren Chesler
The Antisocial Network
Popular Mechanics

2012 Personal Essay
Diane Daniel
Once, a Husband
New York Times

2012 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Michelle Nijhuis
Crisis in the Caves
Smithsonian

2012 Service
Ken Miller
Steering Clear of Disaster
Prevention

2012 Service
Jennifer L.W. Fink
Help Your Son Succeed in School
Parents

2012 Trade
Steven Biggs
Farm Direct
Country Guide

2012 Profile
John Moir
The Chameleon
The Washington Post

2012 First Person
Lise Funderburg
Big Love
MORE

2012 Lifestyle
Brendan Borrell
The Great Pumpkin
Smithsonian

June Roth

2012 Medical
Laura Beil
Who’s Spiking Your Supplements?
Men’s Health

Career Achievement

2012
Suzanne Loebl

Extraordinary Service Award

2012
Lisa Collier Cool

2011 Winners

Arlene

2011
Barry Yeoman
School of Hard Knocks
Good Housekeeping

Outstanding Book

2011 General Nonfiction
Jonathan Green
Murder in the High Himalaya
Public Affairs

2011 Service, Self-Help, Collaboration
Kevin Daum
Green Sense
The Taunton Press

2011 Children
Echo Garrett
My Orange Duffle Bag

2011 Memoir/Autobiography
Julian Smith
Crossing the Heart of Africa
Harper Perennial

Outstanding Article

2011 Business/Technology
Michael Fitzgerald
Take us to the River”
Fast Company

2011 Personal Essay
Judi Ketteler
Taking Grief Step by Step
Whole Living

2011 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Douglas Fox
Where Are We Headed? New Energy: climate change and sustainability sha
The Christian Science Monitor

2011 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Jina Moore
The African Divide
The Christian Science Monitor

2011 Service
Cheryl Platzman Weinstock
Understanding Depression at Mid-Life
Woman’s Day

2011 Trade
Kelly McGonigal
Mindfulness and Weight loss
IDEA Fitness Journal

2011 Trade
Tam Harbert
When IT is Asked to Spy
Computerworld

2011 Profile
Kate Silver
How Mya Saved Jacob
Spirit Magazine

2011 First Person
Beatriz Terrazas
My Mother’s Brain
D Magazine

2011 Lifestyle
Florence Williams
A Strange and not Unpleasant Experience
Bicycling Magazine

June Roth

2011 Medical
Linda Marsa
Hot Zone — A Warming Planet’s Rising Tide of Disaster
Discover Magazine

Career Achievement

2011
Grace Weinstein

2010 Winners

Arlene

2010
Janine Latus
If I am Missing or Dead
Simon & Schuster

2010
Erin Torneo
Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption
St. Martin’s Press

Outstanding Book

2010 General Nonfiction
Andrea Warren
Under Siege! Three Children at the Civil War Battle for Vicksburg
Farrar, Straus & Giroux

2010 Service, Self-Help, Collaboration
Dara Chadwick
You’d Be So Pretty If. . .
De Capo Press

2010 Memoir/Autobiography
Jessica DuLong
My River Chronicles: Rediscovering America on the Hudson
Free Press/Simon & Schuster

Arlene

2010
Trish Riley
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Green Living
Alpha/Penguin Books

2010
Abby Ellin
When the Fine Print Applies to You
The New York Times

2010
Jina Moore
In Africa, Justice for ‘Bush Wives’
Christian Science Monitor

Career Achievement

2010
Sally Wendkos Olds

Donald Robinson Memorial

2010
Katherine Eban
Bad Bargain
Self

2010
Linda Marsa
A Wing and a Prayer
Discover

June Roth

2010 Medical
Shannon Brownlee
What’s Wrong with Cancer Tests?
Reader’s Digest

2010 Medical
Katherine Eban
Going After Las Vegas’ Medical Mafia
Fortune

Outstanding Article

2010 First Person
Michelle Nijhuis
Township 13 South, Range 92 West, Section 35
High Country News

2010 First Person
Jina Moore
No Small Mercy
The Walrus

2010 Personal Essay
Perry Glasser
Iowa Black Dirt
Good Men Foundation

2010 Personal Essay
Amy Paturel
The Other Love of His Life
Newsweek

2010 Personal Essay
Beatriz Terrazas
The Childhood She Couldn’t Remember
More

2010 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Shannon Brownlee and Jeanne Lenzer
Shots in the Dark
The Atlantic Monthly

2010 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Bruce Henderson
Cook Vs. Peary
Smithsonian

2010 Profile
Mary Wiltenburg
Lost in Migration
Christian Science Monitor

2010 Profile
Todd Pitock
Elegy to a Scholar
Midstream

2010 Profile
Steven Beschloss
Man with a Mallet
American Way

2010 Trade
Barbara Robertson
What’s Old is New Again (Benjamin Button)
Computer Graphics World

2010 Trade
Michael Fitzgerald
How Facebook and Twitter are Changing Data Privacy
CIO

2010 Service
Meryl Davids
Is Your Doctor Out of Date?
Reader’s Digest

2010 Service
Kim Pittaway
For Goodness’ Sake
More

2010 Service
Cheryl Platzman Weinstock
Thirteen Symptoms You Should Never Ignore
Glamour

2010 Lifestyle
Jennifer Margulis
No Price. No Menu. No Waste.
More

2010 Lifestyle
Todd Pitock
An Old World Finds a New Path
Afar

2010 Business/Technology
Timothy Gower
Born Again
Proto

2010 Business/Technology
Michael Fitzgerald
How Innovations from Developing Countries Trickle Up
Fast Company

Outstanding Book

2010 General Nonfiction
Mary Collins
American Idle: A Journey Through Our Sedentary Culture
Capital Books

2010 General Nonfiction
Susan Golant
The Alzheimer’s Project: Momentum in Science
Public Affairs

2010 MemorMemoir/Autobiography
Jessica DuLong
My River Chronicles: Rediscovering America on the Hudson
Free Press/Simon & Schuster

2010 MemorMemoir/Autobiography
John Hanc
The Coolest Race on Earth
Chicago Review Press

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