Earlier this year, the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (SSML) announced that Michael Martone was the recipient of the 2016 Mark Twain Award, which is given to a distinguished Midwestern writer. The award will be presented to Martone this Friday at the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature's Annual Symposium in East Lansing, MI.
Brought to life by a lively group of Indiana writers, Winesburg, Indiana, is a place to discover something of what it means to be alive in our hyperactive century from stories that are deeply human, sometimes melancholy, and often damned funny.
Winesburg, Indiana, along with Martone's other works, will be featured at the SSML's symposium. In addition, several of the contributors to the book will be at the symposium to give a reading from the book.
We congratulate Michael Martone on winning this prestigious award! Learn more about him in this interview he did for our blog last year.