Louise Erdrich

Louise Erdrich named one of Dartmouth College's 25 most influential graduates

The Minneapolis writer clocks in at No. 13--and she's one of just two women on the list.

Review: 'No Beast So Fierce,' by Dane Huckelbridge

February 15
close-up of a tiger
NONFICTION: "No Beast So Fierce" chronicles the most prolific serial killer in recorded history — a tiger.

Review: 'Bangkok Wakes to Rain,' by Pitchaya Sudbanthad

February 15
A Thai boy, carried on the shoulder, holds an umbrella as pedestrians walk over overpass in the rain Bangkok, Thailand.
FICTION: "Bangkok Wakes to Rain" tells a single story in international, intergenerational voices.

Need to find a writer? The new Minnesota Writers Directory can help

February 15
The searchable website, newly launched (and still in its infant stage) by the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library, gives you authors at your fingertips.

Review: 'All the Lives We Ever Lived,' by Katharine Smyth

February 15
NONFICTION: Writer finds inspiration and parallels between her father's story and novelists' famous book.

Review: 'Off the Rails: A Train Trip Through Life,' by Beppe Severgnini

February 15
NONFICTION: An Italian writer offers entertaining accounts of his many trips by train.

Review: 'Nobody's Looking at You,' by Janet Malcolm

February 15
NONFICTION: Janet Malcolm's wide-ranging new collection is a thoughtful delight.
Books
February 15

Readers recommend books: 'Adobe Moon' and 'Born to the Badge'

Two of the best books I’ve read recently are “Adobe Moon” and “Born to the Badge,” the first two historical novels of…
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February 15
James Carl Nelson Photo by Ethan Nelson

Review: 'The Polar Bear Expedition,' by James Carl Nelson

NONFICTION: James Carl Nelson ably tells the gruesome story of the invasion of Russia by a U.S. Army regiment.
Books
February 15

Twin Cities area book events Feb. 17-24

CHRIS CANDER: "The Weight of a Piano." 7 p.m. Tue. Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. READING BY WRITERS: With Claire…
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February 14
FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2015 file photo, Jamaican author Marlon James poses with the award after his book "A Brief History of Seven Killings," was nam

After hitting bestseller list, Macalester's Marlon James was all smiles at Fitzgerald Theatre

The Man Booker-prize winner spoke onstage with Kerri Miller and autographed books in his return home as part of a national tour.
Books
February 14
David Mura.

Writer, teacher David Mura honored with Kay Sexton Award

The annual award goes to a person or institution who has devoted years to the world of writers, writing and books.
Books
February 12

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens. (Putnam) A woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect. 2.
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February 12
Marlon James
Photo by Mark Seliger

Mpls. writers Louise Erdrich and Marlon James discuss his new book, his next book and being black in America

The two sat down to discuss "Black Leopard, Red Wolf," which has only been out for a week but is already a best-seller and optioned for film
Books
February 12
Raymond Strom

Review: 'Northern Lights,' by Raymond Strom

FICTION: A youth comes to a small Minnesota town and finds drugs, violence — and new friends.
Books
February 11
Sophie Mackintosh, author of "The Water Cure," in London, Sept. 14, 2018. Mackintosh's unsettling debut novel grew out of a simple, sinister question:

Review: Dystopian 'The Water Cure' takes on rape culture

FICTION: A family hides after an apocalypse — until strange men breach the barricade.
Books
February 10
“Winter Loon” by Susan Bernhard (left) and “You Know You Want This” by Kristen Roupenian

Reviews: 'Winter Loon,' by Susan Bernhard, and 'You Know You Want This,' by Kristen Roupenian

Take a closer look at "Winter Loon" and "You Know You Want This."
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February 8
Lorna Landvik

Club Book author series includes Leif Enger, Don Winslow, Lorna Landvik and more

Minnesota writers Leif Enger and Lorna Landvik and thriller writer Don Winslow anchor the free lecture series.
Books
February 8
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Reviews: 3 Minnesota writers celebrate power of kids

MIDDLE GRADE: Three new books focus on family, friendship, loss and discovery — and showcase the resiliency of the human spirit.
Books
February 8
Robert Bly at the American Swedish Institute for the launch of his 2013 book “Airmail,” comprising letters between Bly and Swedish poet Tomas Tran

Retrospective collection by Robert Bly puts poetry at the center of life

POETRY: Robert Bly's poems cajole, beguile, evoke and praise.
Books
February 8

Twin Cities area book events Feb. 10-17

NORM MITCHELL: “The Hidden One.” 2 p.m. today. Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Av., St. Paul. BRUCE CAMPBELL: “The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster.”…
Books
February 7
What were your favorite books of last year?

Readers reveal their favorite reads of 2018

We asked you to reveal your favorite books of 2018. Here are your recommendations.
Books
February 7
Marlon James
Photo by Mark Seliger

Michael B. Jordan, Warner Bros. buy movie rights to Marlon James' new book

Out only four days, the rights were snapped up by Michael B. Jordan of "Black Panther" fame and Warner Brothers.
Books
February 7
Linda LeGarde Grover
Photo by Brett Groehler

Linda LeGarde Grover, Leif Enger, Lorna Landvik, Don Winslow heading up winter Club Book lineup

The free book club brings writers to suburban libraries.
Books
February 5

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens. (Putnam) In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman…
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February 4

'Maid' was one car breakdown away from disaster

NONFICTION: A firsthand account of living hand-to-mouth illustrates exhausting world of the working poor.
Books
February 4
Bill Maher.

Why Bill Maher should rethink his criticism of adult comic book fans

When did having an escapist hobby mean you had betrayed your adulthood? That’s the question after Bill Maher’s recent double-down claim — that comic books…
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