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.

Pushcart Prizes announced

Posted by: Laurie Hertzel under Book awards, Local authors Updated: January 16, 2014 - 12:44 PM

The Pushcart Prizes were announced today, and the list is long and illustrous. Andrew Dubus III, Natasha Trethewey, Louise Gluck, Amy Hempel, Pam Houston, Lorrie Moore ... Three Minnesota writers are among the nearly 70 winners:

Charles Baxter, for his story, "What Happens in Hell," published by Ploughshares

Jude Nutter, for her poem, "Love Like That," published in Briarcliff Rerview

Matt Rasmussen, for his poem, "After Suicide," published in Water-Stone Review, the literary magazine published by Hamline University.

The Pushcart Prizes honor stories, essays and poems published by small presses.

For a full list of winners, go here.

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