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2021 Michigan Notable Award Winners!

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

CONGRATULATIONS to this year's winners of the Library of Michigan's Michigan Notable Book Award!

Words Like Thunder: New and Used Anishinaabe Prayers by Lois Beardslee 

Contemporary Native American poetry and prose that celebrate the successes, while acknowledging ongoing challenges.

Grief's Country: A Memoir in Pieces by Gail Griffin

An intimate look at widowhood.

You're in the Wrong Place stories by Joseph Harris

A lyrical deconstruction of postindustrial American life.

A People's Atlas of Detroit edited by Linda Campbell, Andrew Newman, Sara Safransky, and Tim Stallmann

Critical, wide-ranging analyses of Detroit’s redevelopment and alternative visions for its future.

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Every year, the Library of Michigan selects up to twenty of the most notable books, either written by a Michigan resident or about Michigan or the Great Lakes. The selected books are honored in the year after their publication or copyright date.  Each selected title speaks to our state's rich cultural, historical, and literary heritage and proves without a doubt that some of the greatest stories are found in the Great Lakes State. For more info, visit www.michigan.gov/notablebooks

For a full list of this year's award recipients, visit https://www.detroitnews.com/story/entertainment/2021/01/05/years-very-best-michigan-notable-books/4090502001/