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Laurie Hertzel is senior editor for books at the Star Tribune, where she has worked since 1996.

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July 20
What are your predictions for the Man Booker long list?

What are your predictions for the Man Booker long list?

The list will be revealed Tuesday. The Times of London has, as usual, named the books it expects to see, and the books it hopes to see.
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July 19
Dessa, Steve Almond and others to appear at Twin Cities Book Festival

Dessa, Steve Almond and others to appear at Twin Cities Book Festival

This year's free, day-long book event will be Oct. 13 at the State Fairgrounds.
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June 26
Dennis Showalter.

Minnesotan wins $100K literature prize for military writing

Dennis Showalter, who grew up here and graduated from the U of M, wins the Pritzker Literature Award.
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June 25
Celebrating Woody Guthrie

Celebrating Woody Guthrie

A book talk and a concert will mark the 75th anniversary of Woody Guthrie's memoir, "Bound for Glory."
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June 13

Minnesota novelist Marlon James offers peek at new series he calls 'African Game of Thrones'

"Black Leopard, Red Wolf," the first in the Dark Star series, will be published in February.
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May 15
Wednesday is Tracy K. Smith Day in Minnesota

Wednesday is Tracy K. Smith Day in Minnesota

Gov. Dayton issues proclamation honoring U.S. Poet Laureate, who is speaking here.
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April 23
Mpls writer Lesley Nneka Arimah a MacDowell fellow--again

Mpls writer Lesley Nneka Arimah a MacDowell fellow--again

MacDowell fellows can spend up to eight weeks working undisturbed at a retreat in New Hampshire.
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April 13
Minneapolis poet Danez Smith wins Four Quartets Prize

Minneapolis poet Danez Smith wins Four Quartets Prize

The award, from the Poetry Society of America and the T.S. Eliot Foundation, comes with a $20,000 prize.
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April 6
Five Minnesota writers receive McKnight grants

Five Minnesota writers receive McKnight grants

Three poets, one spoken-word artist and one children's author will each receive $25,000.
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March 30
Writer Anita Shreve dies; author of "The Pilot's Wife"

Writer Anita Shreve dies; author of "The Pilot's Wife"

She was a Talking Volume guest in 2010.
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March 28
Claudia Rankine's new play to be published in 2019 by Minneapolis' Graywolf Press

Claudia Rankine's new play to be published in 2019 by Minneapolis' Graywolf Press

The play, "The White Card," premiered in Boston last month.
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March 27
Book about Janesville, Wis., wins major prize

Book about Janesville, Wis., wins major prize

Amy Goldstein's nonfiction account won the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize.
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March 26
Whiting Awards go to Weike Wang, Patty Yumi Cottrell, eight others

Whiting Awards go to Weike Wang, Patty Yumi Cottrell, eight others

The $50,000 awards go to writers of great promise.
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March 20
Minnesota authors Marlon James, Emily Fridlund win American Academy awards

Minnesota authors Marlon James, Emily Fridlund win American Academy awards

The Minnesota writers were among 15 authors to be honored.
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March 15
Poet published by Graywolf, Laura Ingalls Wilder biographer lead all-women list of book critics honorees

Poet published by Graywolf, Laura Ingalls Wilder biographer lead all-women list of book critics honorees

The six writing winners are all women in this year's lineup.
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March 10
A sneak peek at the cover of Kate DiCamillo's new novel

A sneak peek at the cover of Kate DiCamillo's new novel

Her new book, "Louisiana's Way Home," a companion to her National Book Award-finalist novel "Raymie Nightingale," will be published in October.
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March 8
Jesmyn Ward at the National Book Awards ceremony in November 2017.

Women's Prize for Fiction longlist announced

The nominees for the former Orange Prize include Jesmyn Ward and Jennifer Egan.
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March 7
Mpls writer Shannon Gibney's new book pubs in September

Mpls writer Shannon Gibney's new book pubs in September

The Minnesota Book Award-winner's new YA novel moves from Minneapolis to Liberia and beyond.
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February 14
Chris Monroe paints Chico Bon Bon on the window of the Red Balloon bookstore in St. Paul.

Chico Bon Bon goes Hollywood

The monkey with a tool belt, created by Duluth artist Chris Monroe, started out as a children's book but is moving to a Netflix series.
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January 26
U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith stands in a rotunda of the Santa Fe Indian School in Santa Fe, N.M., Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Smith has embarked on th

Tracy K. Smith will headline this season's Talk of the Stacks

The free literary events at Mpls. Central Library will also feature the Star Tribune art critic, Alicia Eler.
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January 25
Graywolf Press has 5 books on PEN Literary Awards shortlists

Graywolf Press has 5 books on PEN Literary Awards shortlists

The Minneapolis publisher is on a roll, with two books in the running for the PEN/Jean Stein best book of the year award.
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January 24
Decorate your Little Free Library for winter and win a prize

Decorate your Little Free Library for winter and win a prize

"Ice Your Library" invites you to gussy up your library with ice and snow in hopes of a $200 gift card.
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January 22
Author Carmen Maria Machado

Mpls. publisher Graywolf Press leads the pack of national book finalists

Carmen Maria Machado's "Her Body and Other Parties" wins the National Book Critics Circle award for best debut book of the year. The lifetime achievement award will go to John McPhee. Other winners will be announced in March.
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January 18
Writer Peter Mayle dies

Writer Peter Mayle dies

The author of "A Year in Provence" was 78
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January 16
Marlon James.

Poet Kevin Young and Marlon James to be in conversation at the Loft

The next in the Loft Literary Center's "big ideas" series will take place March 19.
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