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.