Laurie Hertzel is senior editor for books at the Star Tribune, where she has worked since 1996. She is the author of "News to Me: Adventures of an Accidental Journalist," winner of a Minnesota Book Award.

Peter Bognanni wins L.A. Times award for first novel

Posted by: Laurie Hertzel under Books, Awards, Book news, Minnesota authors Updated: April 30, 2011 - 9:56 PM

 

 

Macalester instructor and novelist Peter Bognanni won the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction Friday night for his novel, "House of Tomorrow." Other winners of the L.A. Times book prizes included Jennifer Egan for "A Visit from the Goon Squad," and Michael Lewis for "The Big Short.

A full list of winners can be found here.

Bognanni said on Facebook today, "At times, I'm not sure I really won. But it's in the paper!"  You gotta love a guy who believes what he reads in the paper.

Bognanni's novel, about a boy who lives in a geodesic dome with his grandmother and discovers rock and roll, had previously won an Alex Award from the American Library Association, and was a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award.

To read a review of the book, go here.

 

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