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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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January 7
"For Now," art book by Minneapolis artist Jody Williams

Jody Williams wins Minnesota Book Artist award

Her art book, "For Now," is both a puzzle and a box.
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November 28, 2018
Margaret Atwood.

Margaret Atwood to write 'Handmaid's Tale' sequel

"The Testaments" will be published in fall 2019 by Nan A. Talese/Doubleday
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November 14, 2018
Coffee House Press — Nica Carrillo, from left, Publisher Chris Fischbach, Justin Phillip Reed, Erika Stevens and Mandy Medley — celebrated Reed’

Minneapolis' Coffee House Press wins first National Book Award

"Indecency," by Justin Phillip Reed, wins for poetry
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November 13, 2018
Ed Bok Lee.

Grants for writers!

Winners include Kao Kalia Yang, Ed Bok Lee, Thomas Peacock and so many others.
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October 10, 2018

Minn. publishers Graywolf and Coffee House have National Book Award finalists

Graywolf has finalists in poetry and fiction; Coffee House in poetry.
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October 2, 2018
Minnesota writer Leif Enger's new novel on Andrew Carnegie Medal fiction long list

Minnesota writer Leif Enger's new novel on Andrew Carnegie Medal fiction long list

"Virgil Wander" is listed, along with Anne Tyler's "Clock Dance," Tayari Jones' "An American Marriage," and 22 others. The short list will be announced Oct. 24.
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September 20, 2018
Two of six Man Booker Prize finalists published by Minneapolis' Graywolf Press

Two of six Man Booker Prize finalists published by Minneapolis' Graywolf Press

The winner will be announced Oct. 16 in London
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September 19, 2018
Minneapolis poet Danez Smith wins prestigious Forward Prize in London

Minneapolis poet Danez Smith wins prestigious Forward Prize in London

Smith, 29, is the youngest poet ever to win the award, which carries a $13,000 prize.
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September 14, 2018

Minneapolis' Graywolf Press has second book long-listed for National Book Award

Jamel Brinkley's short-story collection, "A Lucky Man," is nominated for the fiction prize.
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September 13, 2018

Books from 3 Twin Cities presses are longlisted for National Book Award for poetry

Coffee House Press, Milkweed Editions and Graywolf Press are listed, along with former Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey and others.
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September 13, 2018

Carol Anderson, Rebecca Solnit on the National Book Award longlist for nonfiction

The short list will be announced in October.
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September 12, 2018

"Comemadre," published by Coffee House Press, longlisted for award

The novel is one of 10 books in translation considered for National Book Award's newest honor.
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September 12, 2018

St. Paul writer on long list for National Book Awards

Bryan Bliss made the list for his young-adult novel, "We'll Fly Away." The long lists will be rolled out all week.
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September 5, 2018
St. Paul poet Hieu Minh Nguyen wins national award

St. Paul poet Hieu Minh Nguyen wins national award

Coffee House Press poet is one of five to be honored by the Poetry Foundation
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July 20, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018

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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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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