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Jen Michalski’s debut novel, The Tide King, was winner of the 2012 Big Moose Prize from Black Lawrence Press. In 2013, it was voted “Best Book” by The City Paper and also earned Michalski the title “Best Writer” in Baltimore Magazine’s “Best of Baltimore” issue. In 2016, The Tide King was a First Place Winner in the Somerset Awards. "When I first started writing about Stanley and Calvin in the European theater of World War II (which was inspired indirectly by a story I’d read about the battleship Bismarck in National Geographic), I didn’t know what was going to happen. In the back of my mind I knew I didn’t want to write a war novel, even as I wanted to honor my grandfathers, who both served in WWII and never talked about it." --interview in Little Patuxent Review
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