On Books

On Books


St. Paul writer wins Edgar Award for her YA book

Naomi Kritzer's "Catfishing on CatNet" just won a Minnesota Book Award, too.


5 Minnesota writers receive McKnight grants

This year's awards went to three poets, a spoken-word artist and a writer of children's books.


Reminder: Minnesota Book Awards will be live-streamed Tuesday

Reminder: Minnesota Book Awards will be live-streamed Tuesday

The show begins at 7 p.m. on the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library website.


Minnesota Book Awards moving to YouTube this year

The virtual event is free but viewers are asked to register for the chance to win a set of books.


Minnesota Book Awards ceremony is canceled

Minnesota Book Awards ceremony is canceled

The coronoavirus will keep participants home but the Friends of the Library are working on a plan for a festive announcement of winners.


Club Book cancels remainder of spring season

The free reading series is canceling events through early May


Danticat, Keefe win NBCC awards

The National Book Critics Circle announces its winners in six categories.


Kay Sexton Award goes to James Lenfestey

Kay Sexton Award goes to James Lenfestey

The poet and editor will be honored at the annual Minnesota Book Awards ceremony in April.


William Green wins 2nd history award

William D. Green

Green wins his second Hognander award for his book about civil rights after the Civil War.


Gish Jen, Laila Lalami to appear at Club Book

Gish Jen, Laila Lalami to appear at Club Book

The spring lineup of the free authors series also includes Benjamin Percy and others.


Novel by Minneapolis writer Kate DiCamillo to be a musical in London

Kate DiCamillo.

"The Magician's Elephant" will be staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company for Christmas.


'Johnny's Pheasant' by Ojibwe writer Cheryl Minnema wins prestigious picture book award

'Johnny's Pheasant' by Ojibwe writer Cheryl Minnema wins prestigious picture book award

Picture book by Kao Kalia Yang also honored.


Twin Cities writers honored with American Library Association Youth Media Awards

Junauda Petrus. Photo by Carlos Gonzalez, Star Tribune

Brenda J. Child, Junauda Petrus and Dawn Quigley are honored for their debut novels for young people.


Marlon James trash-talks dead writers in new podcast

Marlon James. Photo by Mark Seliger.

The Minnesota writer and his editor discuss their favorite--and least-favorite--dead authors.


NBCC Finalists announced, including Ronan Farrow and Colson Whitehead

Christopher Bonanos, Margo Jefferson and Anthony Marra--all previous winners of NBCC awards--read off the list of this year's finalists.

The finalists for the National Book Critics Circle awards were announced in New York.


It takes a village

The group of artists behind the John Coy book, "My Mighty Journey" will win the 2020 Minnesota Book Artist award.


Winners announced in Minnesota Author Project awards

Steve South and Sarah Hanley take top honors, will receive $1,000 each.


Minn. Book Awards moves toward more inclusion

Past fiction winner Marlon James announces the 2016 fiction winner, Charles Baxter, at the Minnesota Book Awards.

By changing venues and paying the judges, they hope to involve more emerging writers.


Minnesota writer David Treuer on National Book Award long list

David Treuer. Photo by Nisreen Breek

"The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee" one of ten finalists.


Coffee House Press is a finalist for Kirkus Prizes in so many ways

Valeria Luiselli

Coffee House writers and former writers are on the list of the prestigious prize.