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WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE WINNERS OF THE CHICAGO WRITERS ASSOCIATION’S 6TH ANNUAL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS 

Award for Fiction, Traditionally Published
The Mirror Thief by Martin Seay

Honorable Mention:
Swarm Theory by Christine Maul Rice
The Fugue
by Gint Aras

Award for Fiction, Non-Traditionally Published
A Bitter Pill to Swallow
by Tiffany Gholar

Award for Nonfiction, Traditionally Published
The Defender by Ethan Michaeli

Honorable Mention:
Exoneree Diaries: The Fight for Innocence, Independence and Identity by Alison Flowers

Award for Nonfiction, Non-Traditionally Published
Hugh Hefner’s First Funeral and other True Tales of Love and Death in Chicago by Pat Colander

Don Evans

Don Evans

This year’s ceremony will also feature the second annual presentation of CWA’s Spirit Award (formerly called the Lifetime Achievement Award) to Don Evans, author, editor, founder of the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, and a tireless advocate for Chicago literature and the people who make it.

Award winners will be honored at a ceremony on Jan. 14, 2017 at 7 p.m. at The Book Cellar, 4736-38 Lincoln Ave., in Chicago’s Lincoln Square.
Authors will read from their award-winning books and will have copies available for purchase and signing.
This event is free and open to the public. Please join us for a festive evening!