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.

Minnesota Book Awards to cross the river again!

Posted by: Laurie Hertzel under Author events, Book awards, Book news, Minnesota Book Awards Updated: June 14, 2013 - 11:11 AM

 

Union Depot, St. Paul. Star Tribune photo by Elizabeth Flores.

Union Depot, St. Paul. Star Tribune photo by Elizabeth Flores.

 

After years of holding the Minnesota Book Awards spring gala event in downtown St. Paul, this year the organizers hauled the whole thing--books, authors, trophies, wineglasses, and all--across the river to downtown Minneapolis. The Hilton was a fine venue, and it made perfect sense to hold the event in Minneapolis. After all, while the big sponsor is the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library, it really is a state-wide event.

But yesterday they announced that books, authors, trophies, and wineglasses will pack up and move back across the river for the 2014 event.

And why not? Look at the gorgeous venue they nabbed: The newly refurbished historic Union Depot in St. Paul's Lowertown. It'll also be a wee bit earlier in the spring than in years past, so mark your calendars: 7 p.m., April 5.

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