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Minneapolis' Graywolf Press has second book long-listed for National Book Award

Jamel Brinkley's short-story collection, "A Lucky Man," is nominated for the fiction prize.


Books from 3 Twin Cities presses are longlisted for National Book Award for poetry

Coffee House Press, Milkweed Editions and Graywolf Press are listed, along with former Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey and others.


Carol Anderson, Rebecca Solnit on the National Book Award longlist for nonfiction

The short list will be announced in October.


"Comemadre," published by Coffee House Press, longlisted for award

The novel is one of 10 books in translation considered for National Book Award's newest honor.


St. Paul writer on long list for National Book Awards

Bryan Bliss made the list for his young-adult novel, "We'll Fly Away." The long lists will be rolled out all week.


St. Paul poet Hieu Minh Nguyen wins national award

St. Paul poet Hieu Minh Nguyen wins national award

Coffee House Press poet is one of five to be honored by the Poetry Foundation


What are your predictions for the Man Booker long list?

What are your predictions for the Man Booker long list?

The list will be revealed Tuesday. The Times of London has, as usual, named the books it expects to see, and the books it hopes to see.


Dessa, Steve Almond and others to appear at Twin Cities Book Festival

Dessa, Steve Almond and others to appear at Twin Cities Book Festival

This year's free, day-long book event will be Oct. 13 at the State Fairgrounds.


Minnesotan wins $100K literature prize for military writing

Dennis Showalter.

Dennis Showalter, who grew up here and graduated from the U of M, wins the Pritzker Literature Award.


Celebrating Woody Guthrie

Celebrating Woody Guthrie

A book talk and a concert will mark the 75th anniversary of Woody Guthrie's memoir, "Bound for Glory."


Minnesota novelist Marlon James offers peek at new series he calls 'African Game of Thrones'

"Black Leopard, Red Wolf," the first in the Dark Star series, will be published in February.


Wednesday is Tracy K. Smith Day in Minnesota

Wednesday is Tracy K. Smith Day in Minnesota

Gov. Dayton issues proclamation honoring U.S. Poet Laureate, who is speaking here.


Mpls writer Lesley Nneka Arimah a MacDowell fellow--again

Mpls writer Lesley Nneka Arimah a MacDowell fellow--again

MacDowell fellows can spend up to eight weeks working undisturbed at a retreat in New Hampshire.


Minneapolis poet Danez Smith wins Four Quartets Prize

Minneapolis poet Danez Smith wins Four Quartets Prize

The award, from the Poetry Society of America and the T.S. Eliot Foundation, comes with a $20,000 prize.


Five Minnesota writers receive McKnight grants

Five Minnesota writers receive McKnight grants

Three poets, one spoken-word artist and one children's author will each receive $25,000.


Writer Anita Shreve dies; author of "The Pilot's Wife"

Writer Anita Shreve dies; author of "The Pilot's Wife"

She was a Talking Volume guest in 2010.


Claudia Rankine's new play to be published in 2019 by Minneapolis' Graywolf Press

Claudia Rankine's new play to be published in 2019 by Minneapolis' Graywolf Press

The play, "The White Card," premiered in Boston last month.


Book about Janesville, Wis., wins major prize

Book about Janesville, Wis., wins major prize

Amy Goldstein's nonfiction account won the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize.


Whiting Awards go to Weike Wang, Patty Yumi Cottrell, eight others

Whiting Awards go to Weike Wang, Patty Yumi Cottrell, eight others

The $50,000 awards go to writers of great promise.


Minnesota authors Marlon James, Emily Fridlund win American Academy awards

Minnesota authors Marlon James, Emily Fridlund win American Academy awards

The Minnesota writers were among 15 authors to be honored.