McGuane honored with 2009 Wallace Stegner Award

Western author Tom McGuane is the recipient of the 2009 Wallace Stegner Award, the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado announced Monday.

McGuane is best known for his novels “The Sporting Club,” “The Bushwhacked Piano” and “Ninety-Two in the Shade.”

The Stegner award, named for the American historian and writer, is presented every year by the Center of the American West to “an individual who has made a sustained contribution to the cultural identity of the West through literature, art, history, lore or an understanding of the West.”

McGuane’s award ceremony, which is open to the public, will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 in Room 100 of the Mathematics Building on the CU-Boulder campus.