The Quill award finalists were announced this past week! What, you ask, are the Quills? Quills are to books, the equivalent of Oscars for movies and Tonys for theatre. There are five nominees in 18 categories such as general fiction, humor, romance, business, graphic novels, history, and poetry. This October, all winners will dine at Lincoln Center while NBC televises the event.
Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg, as read by the author, is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. Her sweet voice adds spark to eighty-something Mrs. Elner Shimfissle’s quirky life. One minute she is up a tree picking figs and the next off pondering the meaning of life. Library Journal says, “she still can mix humor, wisdom, and pathos in highly memorable characters that made [her] earlier books successes.”