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Andrew Malan Milward


Andrew Malan Milward was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and grew up in Lawrence, Kansas. He played basketball at Western Connecticut State University and is a graduate of the University of Arizona and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He is the author of the story collections The Agriculture Hall of Fame, which was awarded the Juniper Prize for Fiction by the University of Massachusetts, and I Was a Revolutionary (HarperCollins, 2015), which was awarded the Friends of American Writers Literature Award. His fiction has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award and appeared in many places, including Zoetrope, American Short Fiction, VQR, The Southern Review, Guernica, as well as Best New American Voices. His first book of nonfiction, Jayhawker: On History, Home, and Basketball is forthcoming Fall 2019. Milward has served as the McCreight Fiction Fellow at the University of Wisconsin, a Steinbeck Fellow at San Jose State University, and has received fellowships and awards from the Lannan Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Corporation of Yaddo. He lives in Lexington, Kentucky, where he is an assistant professor of English at the University of Kentucky.

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Book:
Jayhawker
Sports
University of Kansas Press
November 2019
ISBN 9780700628674
216 pages
$19.95, NYP
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Jayhawker is an inquiry into obsession, an attempt to understand why the author loves basketball, which moves beyond the sport to examine the significant role history and place play in his relationship to the game.

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