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.

Jon Pineda wins Milkweed's annual fiction prize

Posted by: Laurie Hertzel under Book awards, Local publishers Updated: February 4, 2013 - 4:15 PM

 

Jon Pineda.

Jon Pineda.

Poet Jon Pineda has won the 2013 Milkweed National Fiction Prize. His debut novel, "Apology," will be published by the Minneapolis literary press in June.

 

The prize is awarded annually to a writer who has not been previously published by Milkweed. Past winners include Danielle Sosin, for "The Long-Shining Waters," Susan Straight for "Aquaboogie," Larry Watson for "Montana 1948," and David Rhodes for "Driftless."

Pineda is an award-winning poet and the author of a memoir, "Sleep in Me," which was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. He lives in Virginia with his family.

 

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