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Writer Peter Mayle dies

The author of "A Year in Provence" was 78


Poet Kevin Young and Marlon James to be in conversation at the Loft

Marlon James.

The next in the Loft Literary Center's "big ideas" series will take place March 19.


You, too, can be an artist out in the woods

Pine Needles

The Artist at Pine Needles residency program is looking for artists-in-residence who create art about nature.


Minneapolis poet Bao Phi wins award for best picture book in the country

"A Different Pond" has been highly acclaimed.


Poets, writers, artists and musicians to meet for winter solstice

The family-friendly event is free and open to the public.


Erica Spitzer Rasmussen wins 2018 Minn. Book Artist Award

"The Love Affair," by Erica Spitzer Rasmussen

Her mixed-media book is made of love letters sent between her maternal grandparents in the 1930s.


Twin Cities writer, publisher make list of best debut book

The National Book Critics Circle finalists for the John Leonard Prize include Twin Cities writer Lesley Nneka Arimah and two books published by Graywolf Press.


Celebrating James Wright, the poet who hated Minneapolis

A James Wright poem, edited by Robert Bly.

The Pulitzer Prize winning poet, who taught at the University of Minnesota and Macalester College, was lauded on what would have been his 90th birthday.


A rainy night with Louise Erdrich

Hundreds turn out for the launch of her new novel, "Future Home of the Living God."


Book about Janesville, Wis., wins Financial Times best book of the year

"Janesville: An American Story," Amy Goldstein's nonfiction account of the ripple effect of a factory closing, won the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award.


Twin Cities writer Lesley Nneka Arimah wins Kirkus Prize for Fiction

Lesley Nneka Arimah has won the 2017 Kirkus Prize for Fiction for her debut collection, “What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky.”

The prize carries a $50,000 award. The nonfiction winner was Jack E. Davis' "The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea."


David Mura, Gayla Marty, John Reimringer among Minn. State Arts Board grants winners

10 poets and 24 writers of prose among the 74 recipients of the artist initiative grants


Yiyun Li cancels Nov. 2 appearance at UMN English

U adds Nigerian novelist Chris Abani to schedule; he'll be there Nov. 29


Carnegie Medal finalists include Sherman Alexie memoir and Booker-winning "Bardo"

Sherman Alexie.

National Book Award shortlisted "Killers of the Flower Moon" also on list.


Minneapolis writer Lesley Arimah is a finalist for prestigious Kirkus Prize

Also on the lists: books by Graywolf Press and Coffee House Press.


Graywolf Press has 5th title on National Book Award longlists with today's reveal of fiction list

Others on the longlist include Lisa Ko, Jennifer Egan, and Jesmyn Ward.


Graywolf Press in the running for National Book Award nonfiction prize

The longlist includes Kevin Young's "Bunk," which Graywolf will publish in November.


Edina native Emily Fridlund's debut novel a finalist for the Man Booker Prize

Emily Fridlund

"History of Wolves" is set in northern Minnesota and goes head to head with George Saunders, Ali Smith, and others.


Minneapolis poet Danez Smith on National Book Award longlist

Danez Smith. Photo by David Hong.

Three books published by Graywolf, including Smith's, are on the list


This fall's Club Book lineup emphasizes local writers and mysteries

But stellar lineup also includes Pulitzer-winning historian, a romance writer, and others.