Andrew Kantar

1017-F Arts and Sciences Commons Bldg.820 Campus DriveFerris State UniversityBig Rapids, MI 49307
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Author's Bio

Andrew Kantar is the author of a trilogy that tells the stories of the three largest ships to be lost on the three largest Great Lakes: BLACK NOVEMBER, a finalist for the ForeWord Book of the Year (YA nonfiction), nominated for the Great Lakes Book Award, and the inspiration for November Requiem (a documentary that aired on PBS); DEADLY VOYAGE, selected for One Book, One County Reads (sponsored by the Michigan Humanities Council) and featured at the Great Lakes Folk Festival (Michigan State University); and 29 MISSING, a Read Michigan selection for young adults. His novel, GAME FACE, received the Bronze Medal for the 2013 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards. A native of Minneapolis, he holds a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and is an English professor and director of the Writing Center at Ferris State University. Andy and his wife, Fran, have three grown children and live in northern Michigan.

Publications and Prizes

Book

BLACK NOVEMBER
(Michigan State University Press,
2006)
29 MISSING
(Michigan State University Press,
1998)
DEADLY VOYAGE
(Michigan State University Press,
2009)
Game Face
(Whiskey Creek Press,
2013)
Prizes: 
GAME FACE won the Bronze Medal for the 2013 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards in Pre-Teen Fiction. His nonfiction has been recognized as a Read Michigan selection for young adults, finalist for ForeWord Book of the Year (YA nonfiction), and nominated for the Great Lakes Book Award. Senior Fulbright Scholar to the Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology in Trondheim (two years).

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Minneapolis, MN
Raised in: 
Minneapolis, MN

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Listing last updated: October 14, 2013.