“His nose for a story and his quest to deliver quality writing in the moment provide a new adventure with every chapter.” – From the judges, Midland Authors Annual Literary Award competition.
I’m proud to have been selected as an Honoree in the Biography/Memoir category of the Society of Midland Authors Annual Literary Award competition for books published in 2019. The Society says it “has been honoring the best books by Midwest authors since 1915.”
“We are pleased to add your name to the list of authors we have recognized for excellence,” the Society told me.
Congratulations to the winner of our category, Iliana Regan, for her memoir, Burn the Place.
The Society of Midland Authors was founded in 1915 in Chicago by a group of authors, and its annual book awards have been given out since 1957. Notable past winners have included Saul Bellow, Kurt Vonnegut, Studs Terkel, Gwendolyn Brooks, Mike Royko, Jane Smiley, Dempsey Travis, Leon Forrest, William Maxwell, Louise Erdrich, Scott Turow, Alex Kotlowitz, Aleksandar Hemon, Stuart Dybek and Roger Ebert.
See the rest of the honorees, and learn more about the Society of Midland Authors on their website.
Peter Copeland is a former foreign correspondent and Washington bureau chief. His most recent book is Finding the News: Adventures of a Young Reporter.