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>Wow Those Judges!

>The Booker Prize was awarded last night (as were the unfathomable Quill Awards), and the National Book Award finalists were just announced.

Roger Sutton About Roger Sutton

Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.



  1. >The Quill Awards are indeed unfathomable. Who votes for these things?

  2. Roger Sutton says:

    >Very few, I think. Although the ballot is created by six thousand–that only sounds like hyperbole–official “nominators,” anyone can participate in the on-line voting for the winners. But the site ( does not give the number of how many people actually vote so I’m guessing it’s low.

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