Stephenie Meyer Wins Author of the Year

Stephenie Meyer won the Author of the Year Award last night in the teen category for her novel Breaking Dawn. According to Mediabistro:

“The winners were chosen in six categories, broken down by age groups–220,000 online votes were cast by children around the country. The awards ceremony celebrated the 90th observance of Children’s Book Week, which lasts from May 11-17, 2009.”

Other honorees included Whoopi Goldberg who was recognized for her efforts to improve childhood literacy.

See all the details here.

Comments

  1. CONGRATS STEPHENIE! :)

  2. Yeah! Stephenie: I voted for you several times. Congratulations for winning, and Thank you for all you have given to us.

  3. She so deserves it! Well done Stephenie :)

  4. Was Stephenie in attendence to recieve this reward? or was it an award ceremony without acceptance speeches?

  5. Juliette says:

    Congrats to Stephenie. But seriously, Breaking Dawn is not a teen book, much less a children’s book.

  6. Though its not a Teen book (for ‘certain’ reasons) I’m very happy she won.
    Congrats Stephenie!
    :) :) :) :) :) :)

  7. Let me join in on saying congratulations, Stephenie!! Though I’m probably with most, I don’t feel it’s a childrens/teens book by a margine. Still, it was amazing! Both New Moon and Breaking Dawn were my favorite of the saga. Though, BD deffinitly holds a bit of a higher ground, mostly because the characters grew up a bit, found themselves and evolved into a beautiful ending. :)

  8. NOT A TEEN, BUT VOTED ANYWAY, GO STEPH, YOU DESERVE ALL OF IT.

  9. The HTIC says:

    maybe this will motivate her to finish midnight sun

  10. Peace.Love.Twilight. says:

    I hope this motivates her to finish “Midnight Sun” just like “The HTIC” said! Oh and congratulations Stephenie you deserve all of this and more!

    And thanks for letting us in on your “Twilight” and “The Host” World, we love your characters and you!

    God Bless!

  11. Joanne Robertson says:

    hey

    i like your series of of twilight it is really good how you have done it right now im reading twilight again lol

  12. I’m very happy Stephenie won the award,congradulations on a fantastic book. I have to agree with everybody here that BD was definitely not a teen book,the conclusion was beautiful and I was pleased with it after I read the novel. It’s my second favorite behind Twilght.

  13. Congrats Steph!!! U deserve this & even more. Never any author could give me the experience of diving so deep in the emotions of their characters. Your writing has heart & soul… You’ve got everyone heart woman!!!!! Keep going!!!!! Anyway, I agree with everybody here, this is not kind of book for teens, even less children.The conclusion of this novel was amazing: all the pressure with the big fight, the despair of the main characters & the happy ending for everyone.

  14. Many, many congratulations to Stephenie!

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