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Introducing the 2018 Michigan Notable Books!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

This week, the Library of Michigan announced the list of the 2018 Michigan Notable Books. The list highlights twenty exceptional "Michigan books" published in 2017 that bring attention to Michigan authors and topics.

This year, we are honored to have seven WSU Press titles on the list, including three titles from our Painted Turtle imprint and three from the Made in Michigan Writers Series! Congratulations to our winners!

Brewed in Michigan: The New Golden Age of Brewing in the Great Beer State by Bill Rapai

Designing Detroit: Wirt Rowland and the Rise of Modern American Architecture by Michael G. Smith

Detroit 1967: Origins, Impacts, Legacies edited by Joel Stone with a Foreword by Thomas J. Sugrue

The Goat Fish and the Lover's Knot stories by Jack Driscoll

Harborless poems by Cindy Hunter Morgan

Rowing Inland poems by Jim Daniels

Saving Arcadia: A Story of Conservation and Community in the Great Lakes by Heather Shumaker

Watch for a full schedule of events around the state featuring these authors, to be announced soon!

About the award: Michigan Notable Books is a statewide program that began in 1991 as part of the Michigan Week celebration, geared to pay tribute and draw attention to the many people and places that make life in Michigan unique. In that regard, the MNB program successfully features Michigan books and writers focusing their talents on the creative talents found in the Great Lakes State. Each title on the list provides readers an insight into what it means to make your home in Michigan and continues to showcase some of the greatest stories are located in the Great Lakes region. More information is available at the Library of Michigan's website.