New populist US literary award unveils nominees

Reuters Is Covering The Quill Awards. Authors ranging from Bob Dylan to Stephen King on Thursday made the Quills short-list — a new American literary award pitched as a populist event with a touch of Hollywood glitz.

Readers will vote for the winners in 19 categories that include graphic novels and romance, as well as the more traditional fiction and biography categories from established prizes such as the Pulitzer and the National Book Award.