Ebert and Gilfoyle honored by the Society of Midland Authors
Two University of Chicago Press authors were honored last Tuesday at the Society of Midland Author’s annual awards ceremony. Roger Ebert’s Awake in the Dark: The Best of Roger Ebert received the top prize for adult non-fiction books, while Timothy J. Gilfoyle’s Millennium Park: Creating a Chicago Landmark also weighed in as a finalist in the same category.
The awards contest is described on the Society’s website as a “competition … open to authors and poets who reside in, were born in, or have strong ties to the twelve-state Midwestern Heartland.” Ebert is an Illinois native while Gilfoyle is a professor of history at Loyola University Chicago. The winners will receive cash prizes, plaques, and of course, recognition from one of the Midwest’s most distinguished literary societies.
Back in November we reprinted Ebert’s interview with Robert Altman on this blog. Our website also features “A Millennium Park Trivia Quiz” based on Gilfoyle’s book.