Michigan Author Award goes to UMP writer

by Heather Newman on August 26, 2009

The Michigan Center for the Book announced Monday that Dave Dempsey is the recipient of this year’s Michigan Author Award.  Dempsey has authored three books published by the University of Michigan Press:  Ruin and Recovery: Michigan’s Rise as a Conservation Leader (2001), William G. Milliken: Michigan’s Passionate Moderate (2006, paperback published in 2009), and Great Lakes for Sale:  From Whitecaps to Bottlecaps (2008, paperback published in 2009).

The award honors a Michigan writer for his or her contributions to literature based on an outstanding published body of work.

“I’m glad that writing about Michigan conservation is considered worthy of the award,” said Dempsey.  “To me, the water, wildlife and land of Michigan are a fundamental part of its history and
character.  And how we protect all of these today will have a lot to do with Michigan’s future.”

This year’s award, sponsored jointly by the Center for the Book, the Michigan Library Association, and Sleeping Bear Press will be presented Nov. 6 at the Michigan Library Association’s “Ready Set Go!” conference at the Lansing Center and Radisson Hotel in Lansing. Tickets ($25) are available to hear Dempsey speak at the award presentation luncheon. For more information, visit http://www.mla.lib.mi.us/events/annual.

For more information about the award, visit:  http://michigan.gov/printerFriendly/0,1687,7-160–220472–,00.html.

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