Suzanna Tamminen, director of Wesleyan University Press, received a $50,000 grant from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving for the Driftless Connecticut Series. The Driftless Connecticut Series is a publication award program established in 2010 to recognize excellent books with a Connecticut focus or written by a Connecticut author. To be eligible, the book must have a Connecticut topic or setting or an author must have been born in Connecticut or have been a legal resident of Connecticut for at least three years. The Driftless Connecticut Series is funded by the Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The grant was awarded on Nov. 1.