Hellenga Novel Receives Award

Robert Hellenga’s The Confessions of Francis Godwin has received the Society of Midland Authors award for best novel by a Midwestern author published in 2014. The list of previous winners includes Saul Bellow, Kurt Vonnegut, Studs Terkel, Gwendolyn Brooks, Jane Smiley, Scott Turow, Louise Erdrich, Roger Ebert and Stuart Dybek. The Society honors books in the following categories: Adult Fiction, Adult Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Children’s Fiction, Children’s Nonfiction, Poetry, and Literary and Dramatic Criticism.