Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto Vol. 7, published by Viz Media, has won the 2006 Quill Award for the Best Graphic Novel, the first time a manga title has taken home that award. Naruto, which has been by far the most popular manga and graphic novel series in the
The Quill Awards are a two-year-old joint venture between Reed Business Information (Publisher's Weekly) and the NBC TV network, and the idea behind the awards is to create a literary analog to the People's Choice Awards by having readers vote for their favorite books in a variety of categories. Neil Gaiman's 1602 won the first Quill Graphic Novel Award last year (see 'Gaiman's 1602 Wins Inaugural Quill Award').