It’s been a rocky year for WaPo‘s Sally Quinn — losing the print column on entertaining and all. But losing something doesn’t mean awards aren’t possible. The Georgetown Dish rode in on its white horse this week and honored the longtime Washington scribe with its first-ever award for Literature and Style. They online gossip/socialite rag gave her the award Tuesday night at J. McLaughlin, an M Street boutique.
WaPo‘s Katharine Weymouth gave high praise to Quinn, saying, “Sally, you all know, is a force to be reckoned with. She is widely credited with creating the Style section of The Washington Post. The section used to be known in that dismissive way as the “Women’s” section. And much as my grandmother blew up tradition when she refused to go nicely to the parlor with the women after a dinner while the men talked about serious things, Sally blew up the so-called Women’s section and made it a must-read for all of Washington.”
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