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The Quill Awards were handed out in New York City this week during a ceremony its producers hope will eventually be to books what the Oscars telecast is to motion pictures. A star-studded roster of authors were on-hand Tuesday night to scoop up their prizes at the event, held at the American Museum of Natural History. The awards were taped for a one-hour broadcast that will run on NBC on Oct. 28. Tyler Perry’s “Don’t Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea’s Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life” was honored with the night’s top prize as the Quill Book of the Year. Author

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