Andrew Kantar

Andrew Kantar

Andy Kantar is the author of a trilogy of shipwreck books published by Michigan State University Press. They tell the stories of the three largest ships lost on the three largest Great Lakes: 29 MISSING (S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald on Lake Superior), Michigan Notable Book for Young Adults (1999) and a Best Michigan Middle Grade Book (New Story Community Books); BLACK NOVEMBER (S.S. Carl D. Bradley on Lake Michigan), finalist ForeWord Book of the Year (Young Adult Nonfiction, 2006) and nominated for the Great Lakes Book Award (2007); and DEADLY VOYAGE (S.S. Daniel J. Morrell on Lake Huron), selected for One Book, One County Reads sponsored by the Michigan Humanities Council (2009) and featured at the Great Lakes Folk Festival. GAME FACE, a middle-school basketball novel, received a Bronze Medal in the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards (2013). A native of Minneapolis, Andy holds a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and was an English professor and director of the Writing Center at Ferris State University for more than 30 years. He also served two years as a Fulbright Scholar to Norway at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and the University of Trondheim. Andy and his wife, Fran, have three children and live in Michigan.
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