THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

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From the 9th Annual Shorty Awards Author

Some of them create works of fiction, others write memoirs, and a few even started their writing careers on social media, but what all of these popular authors have in common is their knack for penning insightful prose on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and more, connecting with fans and making the internet a more articulate place, one post at a time.

Nominees

Caroline Calloway
Desiring to document her experience as an American student attending college abroad in Cambridge, C…
finalist
Chuck Klosterman
Best-selling nonfiction author and pop culture critic Chuck Klosterman is known for his philosophic…
Elizabeth Gilbert
Named in TIME magazine’s “The 100 Most Influential People,” Elizabeth Gilbert inspires the world to…
Isaac Fitzgerald
BuzzFeed Books editor and author Isaac Fitzgerald believes that in every tattoo there is a story. S…
Jeffrey Toobin
Named “One of the most talented reporters covering American law” by The New York Times, best-sellin…
finalist
Jennifer Weiner
Novelist and feminist Jennifer Weiner is taking the internet by storm. A #1 New York Times best-sel…
Jenny Mollen
Proving that life can change in a single tweet, actress and writer Jenny Mollen’s Twitter confessio…
Jessi Klein
The “brains behind Inside Amy Schumer,” head writer and executive producer Jessi Klein is now havin…
winner
Mara Wilson
Mara Wilson “writes stuff.” The NYC-based author, playwright, storyteller, and “recovering child ac…
finalist
Maureen Johnson
A New York Times and USA Today best-selling author who lives on Twitter, Maureen Johnson is interna…
finalist
Roxane Gay
Her collection of essays, Bad Feminist, widely and critically considered the hallmark collection of…
finalist
Stephen King
A best-selling author who needs no introduction, “King of Horror” Stephen King has expanded his hau…