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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Chicago Tribune Literary Awards

Compiled from information gathered from the Chicago Tribune and from Wikipedia

Chicago Tribune Literary Prize
As part of a continued dedication to literacy and the literary arts, the Chicago Tribune is pleased to present the Chicago Tribune Literary Prize. This lifetime achievement award is given to an author whose body of work has had great impact on American society. Each year, a panel of editors will select a recipient based on the scope and significance of their work. The honor will go to an author whose novels, plays, or stories have touched their audience and changed the face of literature.

2010 Winner: Sam Shepard
Past winners include Arthur Miller, Tom Wolfe, Margaret Atwood, and August Wilson.

Chicago Tribune's Heartland Prizes
Chicago Tribune's Heartland prizes are for a work of nonfiction and a novel. Two annual prizes, of $7,500 each, honor a novel and a book of nonfiction embodying the spirit of the nation's Heartland. The Heartland prizes were established in 1988 to recognize words that reinforce and perpetuate the values of heartland America. The awards, however, are not limited to Midwestern writers or regional subjects.

Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize — Fiction
2010: E.O. Wilson for Anthill
2009: Jayne Anne Phillips, for Lark and Termite
2008: Aleksandar Hemon, for The Lazarus Project
2007: Robert Olmstead, for Coal Black Horse
2006: Louise Erdrich, for The Painted Drum
2005: Marilynne Robinson, for Gilead
2004: Ward Just, for An Unfinished Season
2003: Scott Turow, for Reversible Errors
2002: Alice Sebold, for The Lovely Bones
2001: Mona Simpson, for Off Keck Road
2000: Jeffrey Renard Allen, for Rails Under My Back
1998: Jane Hamilton, for The Short History of a Prince
1997: Charles Frazier, for Cold Mountain
1994: Maxine Clair, for Rattlebone
1993: Annie Proulx, for The Shipping News
1991: Jane Smiley, for A Thousand Acres
1989: Kaye Gibbons, for Ellen Foster
1988: Eric Larsen, for An American Memory

Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize — Non-Fiction
2010: Rebecca Skloot for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
2009: Nick Reding, for Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town[6]
2008: Garry Wills, for Head and Heart: American Christianities and What the Gospels Meant[7]
2007: Orville Vernon Burton, for The Age of Lincoln
2006: Taylor Branch, for At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-1968[8]
2005: Kevin Boyle, for Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age
2004: Ann Patchett, for Truth and Beauty: A Friendship
2003: Paul Hendrickson, for Sons of Mississippi: A Story of Race and Its Legacy
2002: Studs Terkel, for Will the Circle Be Unbroken?: Reflections on Death, Rebirth, and Hunger for a Faith
2001: Louis Menand, for The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America[9]
2000: Zachary Karabell, for The Last Campaign: How Harry Truman Won the 1948 Election
1998: Alex Kotlowitz, for The Other Side of the River: A Story of Two Towns, A Death, and America's Dilemma
1997: Thomas Lynch, for The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade
1995: Richard Stern, for A Sistermony
1994: Henry Louis Gates, Jr., for Colored People: A Memoir
1992: William Cronon, for Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West
1991: Melissa Fay Greene, for Praying for Sheetrock: A Work of Non-Fiction
1990: Michael Dorris. The Broken Cord: A Family's Ongoing Struggle with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Chicago Tribune Young Adult Book Prize
The Chicago Tribune Young Adult Fiction Prize will honor the author of a book or body of work that the Chicago Tribune deems worthy for a young adult audience. One annual prize of $5,000 will be given to the author. Books or bodies of work in consideration should address themes especially relevant to adolescents, and speak to their role and significance in society.

2010: Walter Dean Myers
Past winners include Lois Lowry, Richard Peck, Blue Balliett, and Linda Sue Park.

Nelson Algren Awards
The Nelson Algren awards are for short fiction. One $5,000 prize and three runner-up prizes of $1,500 will be awarded. The award is given in memory of Chicago author Nelson Algren.

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