Recognizing writers who celebrate all that makes the Upper Midwest special

Awarded in the fall, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Chancellor's Regional Literary Award honors living authors who demonstrate a regional connection to the Upper Midwest in their published works of prose, poetry, nonfiction or drama.

The award includes a $1,000 honorarium plus expenses to attend the award ceremony at UW-Whitewater. A dinner is held in the author's honor, along with a reading and book signing.

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The selection committee will accept submissions through Dec. 15 for the next year's award.

Current Winner

2015Nickolas Butler

Wisconsin author Nickolas Butler was honored for his novel "Shotgun Lovesongs," which tells the story of five childhood friends living in and out of a small town in northwest Wisconsin. Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and raised in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Butler was educated at UW-Madison and the University of Iowa Writer's Workshop.

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