We’ve just been informed that VQR has won FOLIO: magazine’s Gold Eddie Award for editorial excellence in the nonprofit category. We’re delighted by this news—and not a little humbled. The other finalist were two exceptional magazines: OnEarth (winner of last year’s Independent Press Award for general excellence) and Internationalist Magazine (the fantastic publication of the Roosevelt Institution). Unfortunately, we couldn’t attend the ceremony in New York last night, because we were hosting a phenomenal reading at the Wisconsin Book Festival by Benjamin Percy, Dean Bakopoulos, and Dan Chaon. That event capped a long weekend of stellar events at the festival, including appearances by VQR alums Robert Sapolsky, Michael Chabon, Marjane Satrapi, and Chris Ware. The event with Chris and Marjane is being edited for broadcast on NPR’s “To the Best of Our Knowledge,” so keep an ear out for that if you couldn’t make it to blustery Madison this week. More on the festival soon, but for now we’re going to bask in the glow of the Eddie!
PUBLISHED: October 23, 2006