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Minneapolis' Coffee House Press wins first National Book Award

Isabel Allende attends the 69th National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in New York. The

"Indecency," by Justin Phillip Reed, wins for poetry


Grants for writers!

Ed Bok Lee.

Winners include Kao Kalia Yang, Ed Bok Lee, Thomas Peacock and so many others.


Minn. publishers Graywolf and Coffee House have National Book Award finalists

Minn. publishers Graywolf and Coffee House have National Book Award finalists

Graywolf has finalists in poetry and fiction; Coffee House in poetry.


Minnesota writer Leif Enger's new novel on Andrew Carnegie Medal fiction long list

Minnesota writer Leif Enger's new novel on Andrew Carnegie Medal fiction long list

"Virgil Wander" is listed, along with Anne Tyler's "Clock Dance," Tayari Jones' "An American Marriage," and 22 others. The short list will be announced Oct. 24.


Two of six Man Booker Prize finalists published by Minneapolis' Graywolf Press

Two of six Man Booker Prize finalists published by Minneapolis' Graywolf Press

The winner will be announced Oct. 16 in London


Minneapolis poet Danez Smith wins prestigious Forward Prize in London

Minneapolis poet Danez Smith wins prestigious Forward Prize in London

Smith, 29, is the youngest poet ever to win the award, which carries a $13,000 prize.


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.