The Society of Midland Authors Announces Annual Awards

society of midland authorsHey Midwesterners! The Society of Midland Authors announced the winners of its annual awards today, which recognize “the best books by Midwest authors published in 2016.” We offer our hearty, corn-fed congratulations to this year’s winners, who will be honored at an awards dinner on May 9 in Chicago, hosted by Booklist’s own Keir Graff. (Details here.)

The winning and honored titles, linked to their Booklist reviews when possible, are as follows. For more information, click here.

 


know the mother desiree cooperAdult Fiction

WINNER 

Know the Mother, by Desiree Cooper

 

HONOREES

Black Deutschland, by Darryl Pinckney

History of Art: Stories, by Margaret Luongo

LaRose, by Louise Erdrich

 

 

the defender ethan michaeliAdult Nonfiction

WINNER

The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America, by Ethan Michaeli

HONOREES

Excellent Daughters, by Katherine Zoepf

One in a Billion,
by Mark Johnson and Kathleen Gallagher

The South Side,
by Natalie Y. Moore

 

algren a life mary sisniewskiBiography and Memoir

WINNER

Algren: A Life, by Mary Wisniewski

 

HONOREES

My Sister’s Mother, by Donna Solecka Urbikas

Traveling Soul, by Todd Mayfield

Trespassing Across America, by Ken Ilgunas

 

 

the forgetting machine pete hautmanChildren’s Fiction

WINNER

The Forgetting Machine, by Pete Hautman

 

HONOREE

I Heart You, by Meg Fleming

 

now you see them now you dont david harrisonChildren’s Nonfiction

WINNER

Now You See Them, Now You Don’t, by David L. Harrison

 

HONOREES

Buck O’Neil, by Jeff Gall and Micah Gall

The Slowest Book Ever, by April Pulley Sayre

 

Polio tyehimba jessoetry

WINNER

Olio, by Tyehimba Jess

 

HONOREES

The Old Philosopher, by Vi Khi Nao

The Swimmer, by John Koethe

 

 

 

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