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.

Graywolf book wins NBCC award

Posted by: Laurie Hertzel under Book awards, Local publishers Updated: March 1, 2013 - 1:25 PM

 

Poet D.A. Powell

Poet D.A. Powell

D.A Powell is one of the stars of Minneapolis' notable Graywolf Press. The press has published three volumes of his poetry, including, "Chronic," and "Cocktails," as well as his most recent collection.

Last night, that most recent collection, "Useless Landscape, or, A Guide for Boys," won the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry. Powell had been a finalist for the NBCC award once before, for "Cocktails." He's also been a Guggenheim Fellow and has won a California Book Award, and has lectured at Harvard University.

In 2010, Powell won the Kingsley Tufts Award, one of poetry's most prestigious honors (and most lucrative--the prize is $100,000).

The Strib review of "Useless Landscape" is here.

Other winners last night include Andrew Solomon for "Far From the Tree," Ben Fountain for "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk," Robert Caro's "The Passage of Power," Leanne Shapton's "Swimming Studies," and Marina Warner's "Stranger Magic."

 

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT