Monday, April 03, 2006

The 2006 Lulu Blooker prize.

What is a blook? From what I have read I gather it is a book which is based on a blog or a website. And Lulu is a firm which publishes blooks. Well, the results of the 2006 Lulu Blooker prizes (the first time these prizes are being awarded) are out and the winners are:
1. Julie and Julia by Julie Powell in the overall as well as non-fiction category.
Julie is an American cook and her blook is about her adventures in the kitchen.
2. Four and Twenty Blackbirds by Cherie Priest in the fiction category.
3. Totally Boned by Zach Miller in the Comics category.
There were 89 entries this year including Belle de Jour who blogged about life as a prostitute and one by Russell Davies on "greasy spoon cafes". This is the report on the contest in BBC News.
The judges this year were author and activist Cory Doctorow , Robin Miller the editor-in-chief of OSTG - the online tech news publisher and Paul Jones the editor of ibiblio, the collection of collections.