The James Patterson Pageturner Awards will not be held this year in lieu of a new project. Please visit ReadKiddoRead.com
for more details.
The 2007 James Patterson Awards are $250,000 in annual cash prizes intended to celebrate the people, companies, schools and other institiutions who find original and effective ways to spread the excitement of books and reading. This year, the awards are open to both U.S. and Canadian residents.
Who Is James Patterson?
James Patterson, the subject of a recent Time magazine feature called "The Man Who Can't Miss," is
The creator of the #1 new detective series of the past dozen years, featuring Alex Cross and including the Hollywood-adapted Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls, starring Morgan Freeman.
The creator of the #1 new detective series of the past five years, featuring Lindsay Boxer and the other members of the Women's Murder Club. The most recent bestseller in that series is the record-breaking 7th Heaven.
The author of novels–from The Thomas Berryman Number (1976) to Honeymoon (2005)–that have won awards including the Edgar, the BCA Mystery Guild's Thriller of the Year, and the International Thriller of the Year award.
The first author to have #1 new titles simultaneously on the New York Times adult and children's lists. James's first foray into kid-accessible fiction, the critically acclaimed Maximum Ride series, has been a #1 New York Times bestseller for 14 weeks so far, proving that kids love pageturners, too!