"The Literary Awards Committee of the Wisconsin Library Association has chosen Dan Egan’s The Death and Life of the Great Lakes as the Literary Award winner for 2018. The award is for the highest literary achievement by a Wisconsin author for a work written in 2017.
Dan Egan’s well researched non-fiction book is a landmark work of science, history and reporting on the past, present and imperiled future of the Great Lakes. "A chronicle of natural disasters shouldn’t make compelling reading, but Egan’s book is an ecological page-turner,” writes John Hildebrand, Wisconsin essayist and past recipient of the WLA Literary Awards Notable Author Award.
Dan Egan is a reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and a senior water policy fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Freshwater Sciences. He has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He lives in Milwaukee with his wife and children." -- From WLA Awards Announcement