2007 Ken Book Award Winners Announced

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Authors Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Better Understanding of Mental Illness

The Kenneth Johnson Memorial Research Library at the National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City Metro (NAMI-NYC Metro) will honor six authors at its 9th annual Ken Book Awards breakfast beginning at 8 a.m on Thursday May 3 at the Yale Club in Manhattan.

The Ken Book Awards are presented each spring in memory of Kenneth Johnson, the son of Patricia Warburg Cliff. Ms. Cliff founded the Kenneth Johnson Memorial Research Library in 1996. It is housed at the NAMI-NYC Metro offices and includes hundreds of books, journals and videos, and is host to book and poetry clubs.

The 2007 "Ken" Book Award winners are:

Pete Earley
Crazy: A Father's Search through America's Mental Health Madness

Eric Kandel
In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind

Kim Mueser and Susan Gingerich
The Complete Family Guide to Schizophrenia

Katharine Noel
Halfway House
Atlantic Monthly Press

Garry Trudeau
The War Within: One More Step at a Time
Andrews McMee

All 2007 Ken awardees are selected based on outstanding literary contributions to a better understanding of mental illness published in 2006.

Previous awardees have included Jane Pauley, Quincy Jones, Wally Lamb, Sylvia Nasser, Rick Moody, Kay Jamison, Simon Winchester, Sherwin Nuland and Andrew Solomon.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City Metro, Inc. (NAMI-NYC Metro) is a grassroots organization that provides support, education and advocacy for families and individuals of all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds who live with mental illness. As one of the largest local affiliates of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI-NYC Metro works collaboratively with state and national affiliates to educate the public, advocate for legislation, reduce stigma and improve the mental health system.

Patricia Warburg Cliff, founder of The Kenneth Johnson Memorial Research Library and the Ken Book Awards, is a recent past member of the board of directors of NAMI-NYC Metro. Licensed as an attorney in the State of New York, Ms. Cliff is a senior vice president with The Corcoran Group in New York City.

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