“Anatomy” wins recognition

Anatomy of a Trial received honorable mention by the Council for Wisconsin Writers for book-length nonfiction.


Wisconsin Poet Laureate Marilyn Taylor presented the award at a awards luncheon and ceremony on May 9 at the Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Here’s Wisconsin Poet Laureate Marilyn Taylor presenting me

                                                                                                                                                                                      with my Honorable Mention certificate.



Anatomy received the Kingery/Derleth Book-Length Nonfiction honorable mention while Richard Quinney of Madison won 1st place for his “Things Once Seen.” Last year’s winner in this category was Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Here on Earth” host Jean Feraca for her book, I Hear Voices: A Memoir of Love, Death and the Radio . 

Other winners this year were Ingrid Kallick of Madison whose story, “Sonia,” won 1st place in the Short Fiction category, Jeff Esterholm of Verona whose “The Return of the Norseman” received honorable mention; Pat Schmatz of Amherst Junction won 1st place in Children’s Literature for her book, Mousetraps, JoAnn Early Macken of Shorewood received honorable mention for Flip. Float, Fly: Seeds on the Move; 1st place for Fiction went to Anthony Bukoski of Superior for his novel North of the Port and honorable mentions went to Rae Madison of Madison for No One Tells Everything and David McGlynn of Appleton for The End of the Straight and Narrow. Jerry Apps of Madison won 1st place  in Outdoor Writing for Old Farm: A History, and Robert C. Willging of Rhinelander received honorable mention for On the Hunt: The History of Deer Hunting in Wisconsin. Book-length poetry 1st place went to Ron Wallace of Madison for his volume, For a Limited Time Only and Erin Hanusa of Madison received honorable mention for The House of Marriage. Susan Firer of Milwaukee won the 1st place poetry award for a group of five poems and Cathryn Cofell of Appleton received honorable mention.

Jennifer Heup of Shawano won 1st place for her essay “Observations of an Ameteur Astronomer” in the new category of CWW Essay Award for Young Writers , and Ellen Bley of Wales received honorable mention for her essay, “Both.”

Here are all of the winners and honorees following the luncheon and awards program.



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