Dan Egan (2016) is completing “Liquid Desert: Life and Death of the Great Lakes” Egan is a Pulitzer Prize finalist who has been covering the Great Lakes for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel since 2003. He is the only reporter in America who covers the Great Lakes – the world’s largest fresh water ecosystem – as a beat reporter. Egan’s manuscript won the 2015 J. Anthony Lukas Work-In-Progress Award. In announcing his award in May, Lukas judges said he “This superbly written manuscript is a cry of alarm for us to reverse the consequences of America’s economic decisions before the Great Lakes become hopelessly clogged by alien marine life, with dire ecological, recreational and economic consequences.”
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