Al Gore Wins a Quill Award for An Inconvenient Truth Book


Al Gore's multimedia climate-change barnstorming rolls on; his latest conquest, winning a Quill Book Award for the book version of An Inconvenient Truth, was announced late last week. The hardcover version of his slideshow won in the history, current events and politics category. The Quills are significant, in this case, at least, because they're chosen through an online vote by the public, rather than by critics; nominees for the awards are chosen by 6,000 US booksellers and librarians. Just a year old, the awards are designed to promote literacy and gain recognition for nominated authors; we can only hope this will also foster more recognition for the film, the DVD and those who will learn the presentation themselves and take it on the road, around the country. The Quill Book Awards will be broadcast on NBC in the US on October 28. ::The Quill Book Awards via ::BBC