Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction

Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction

The Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction is an annual literary award awarded to the writer of a work of fiction related to the American Civil War. The award was started by Jeffrey Shaara and named for his father, the writer of historical fiction Michael Shaara.[1]

The $5000 was first awarded in 1997, at the United States Civil War Center. In 2004, it moved to the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College.[2]

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