The author of "A Year in Provence" was 78
The next in the Loft Literary Center's "big ideas" series will take place March 19.
The Artist at Pine Needles residency program is looking for artists-in-residence who create art about nature.
"A Different Pond" has been highly acclaimed.
The family-friendly event is free and open to the public.
Her mixed-media book is made of love letters sent between her maternal grandparents in the 1930s.
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.
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.
Hundreds turn out for the launch of her new novel, "Future Home of the Living God."
"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.
The prize carries a $50,000 award. The nonfiction winner was Jack E. Davis' "The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea."
10 poets and 24 writers of prose among the 74 recipients of the artist initiative grants
U adds Nigerian novelist Chris Abani to schedule; he'll be there Nov. 29
National Book Award shortlisted "Killers of the Flower Moon" also on list.
Also on the lists: books by Graywolf Press and Coffee House Press.
Others on the longlist include Lisa Ko, Jennifer Egan, and Jesmyn Ward.
The longlist includes Kevin Young's "Bunk," which Graywolf will publish in November.
"History of Wolves" is set in northern Minnesota and goes head to head with George Saunders, Ali Smith, and others.
Three books published by Graywolf, including Smith's, are on the list
But stellar lineup also includes Pulitzer-winning historian, a romance writer, and others.