The Society of Midland Authors 2010 Award

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Congratulations!

Tom Williams has won the 2010 James Friend Memorial Award for Criticism for his work as creator and founder of www.chicagocritic.com

Beverly Friend gives a critical award annually in Jim’s (her late husband) memory at the Awards Banquet of the Society of Midland Authors. The award originally started out for literary criticism, but she has branched out to include drama.

This award entitles Tom Williams to a check for $100, dinner for him  and plaque. The Society of Midland Authors Awards Banquet is at 6 p.m., Tuesday May 11 in the Camelot Room of the Intercontinental, 505 N. Michigan.

Here is the list of previous award winners:

1.    1988 Robert Cromie

2.    1989 John Blades

3.    1990 Henry Kisor

4.    1991 Diane Donovan

5.    1992 Algys Budrys

6.    1993 Gary Wolf

7.    1994 Joseph Coates

8.    1995 Mark Krupnick

9.    1996 Penelope Mesic

10.    1997 Jonathan Abarbanel

11.    1998 Hedy Weiss

12.    1999 Lucia Mauro

13.    2000 Andrew Patner

14.     2001 Donna Seaman

15.     2002 Deborah Abbott

16.     2003 Roger K. Miller

17.    2004 Bill Ott, ALA

18.    2005 Eric Arnesen,

19.    2006 Bill Savage

20.   2007 – 20th anniversary celebration of  past winners

21.    2008 Myrna Petlicki

22.    2009 Teresa Budasi

23.    2010 Tom Williams

The Society of Midland Authors Awards Banquet is at 6 p.m., Tuesday May 11 in the Camelot Room of the Intercontinental Hotel, 505 N. Michigan.