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.

Midwest booksellers name their favorite books of the year

Posted by: Laurie Hertzel under Book awards, Book news Updated: July 8, 2013 - 4:11 PM

William Kent Krueger.

William Kent Krueger.

The annual Midwest Bookselelrs Choice award winners have been announced, and you'll see some very familiar names. The awards are determined by booksellers across the Midwest, who nominate and vote for their favorite titles of the year.

Here are the winners:

Fiction: "Ordinary Grace," by St. Paul writer William Kent Krueger

Nonfiction: "Visiting Tom," by Wisconsin writer Michael Perry.

Poetry: "A Thousand Mornings," by Ohio poet Mary Oliver.

YA fiction: "Keeping Safe the Stars," by Minneapolis writer Sheila O'Connor

Picture books: "Otis and the Puppy," written and illustrated by Ohio artist Loren Long.

The authors will be honored at the annual Heartland Fall Forum (formerly Midwest Booksellers Association conference) in October in Chicago.

 

 

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