Bummer. Writer Dave Eggers ("A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius" "Zeitoun" "A Hologram for the King"), who had planned two Minnesota book signings in early March, has canceled. A scheduling conflict means he'll no longer make the March 9 signings at Micawber's in St. Paul or Magers & Quinn in Minneapolis.
No word on whether or not he'll reschedule.
A guess even a staggering genius can't be in two places at the same time.
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National Book Critics Circle also honoring writer Margaret Atwood with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Annual benefit, hosted by Charles Baxter, moves to Feburary and now includes a writing competition for U students.
The winner will be announced later this month, and the winner's book will be published in the fall.
Free cookies and good stories in January and February at the Hamline Midway Library in St. Paul.
Many other Minnesota institutions--from Coffee House Press to the Mankato Symphony Orchestra--also won grants.