It’s official

I went to New York last week to accept my writing award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors. I won for Grand Plans, a piece I’d written for the Boston Globe Magazine last October on the rebirth of American pianomaker Mason & Hamlin.

There were a number of other excellent pieces that received awards, including an expose on conditions in the gold mining industry by my friend Jonathan Green, and one on the founder of the Curves fitness chain by my friend and fellow Inc. magazine contributing editor Alison Stein Wellner. The ASJA awards list also included several books.

It was a treat to get to stand up and say a few words, and to be able to have several friends in the audience that I could acknowledge for their support over the past few years. Without them, I’m not sure I would still be writing.

One thought on “It’s official

  1. Michael,

    Congrats on this one. I really liked that article. Amid all of the gloom and doom press around American manufacturing, it was really a heartwarming piece.

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