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Andrew Malan Milward, author and assistant professor of creative writing in the Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts, has won the Hefner Heitz Kansas book award for his most recent book, "I Was a Revolutionary."

The award, which is sponsored by the Center for Kansas Studies and the Thomas Fox Averill Kansas Studies Collection in Mabee Library at Washburn University, is only awarded to a work of fiction every three years.

Grant Tracey, editor of "The North American Review," the oldest literary journal in the country, judged the competition and said Milward’s book, “stood out from the five stellar finalists because of its narrative breadth and complexities...this is a collection that makes us re-think and appreciate Kansas’s rich history. It does for the 34th star in the flag what Bernard Malamud did for New York and John Steinbeck did for California. Poignant and exquisite.”

The award includes a cash prize and a trip to Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas for an award ceremony and reading in the spring.

More information about Andrew Malan Milward can be found online.