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Ishmael By Daniel Quinn Winner Of Largest Prize For a Single Literary Work In History

In 1991, Ishmael by Daniel Quinn was awarded the Turner Tomorrow Fellowship. This was an award given by Ted Turner, Founder of CNN and Turner Network Television and Time Magazine's 1991 Man of the Year, for a book offering creative solutions to global problems. Ishmael won out of 2500 entries, and was judged by a celebrity panel that included famous sci-fi writer Ray Bradbury.

The Turner Tomorrow Fellowship was worth $500,000, the largest sum ever awarded to a single work of literature. The Nobel Prize is worth more, however that is an award given for a lifetime of work, not a single book.

See pictures of the awards ceremony at the Ishmael Community Website.

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