The Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association announced its yearly awards last week, and Chicagoans Joe Meno and Chicago Tribune staffer Mark Caro took top honors. The GLIBA awards “recognize and reward excellence in the writing and publishing of books that capture the spirit and enhance awareness of the Great Lakes region.”

Meno’s novel The Great Perhaps won in the fiction category. Caro’s The Foie Gras Wars: How a 5,000-Year-Old Delicacy Inspired the World’s Fiercest Food Fight won in nonfiction. (Reader columnist Mike Sula wrote about The Foie Gras Wars here in March.)