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