Thomas E Kennedy is Ellie Finalist
Magazine Industry Toasts Best and Brightest on May 1 at Jazz at Lincoln Center
NEW YORK, NY (March 19, 2008)—Marlene Kahan, Executive Director, American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME), today announced the finalists for the 43rd annual National Magazine Awards, the magazine industry's highest honor. Named after the Alexander Calder Stabile "Elephant," the 2008 "Ellies" represent a record-setting 1,964 entries from 333 print and online magazines. Twenty-five winners will be announced at a gala event on May 1, at New York City's Jazz at Lincoln Center, Frederick P. Rose Hall.
This category recognizes excellence in essay writing on topics ranging from the personal to the political. Whatever the subject, emphasis should be placed on the author's eloquence, perspective, fresh thinking and unique voice.
The Atlantic: James Bennet, editor, for The Autumn of the Multitaskers, by Walter Kirn, November.
ELLE: Roberta Myers, vice president and editor-in-chief, for My Year of Living Dangerously, by Katrina Onstad, August.
Entertainment Weekly: Rick Tetzeli, managing editor, for J.K. Rowling's Ministry of Magic, by Stephen King, August 17.
Harper's Magazine: Roger D. Hodge, editor, for Chemo World, by Sallie Tisdale, June.
New Letters: Robert Stewart, editor-in-chief, for I Am Joe's Prostate, by Thomas E. Kennedy, Volume 73 Number 4, Summer 2007.
The New Yorker: David Remnick, editor, for Parallel Play, by Tim Page, August 20.