St. Paul poet Chris Santiago wins the 2016 Lindquist & Vennum Prize

The annual prize includes $10,000 and publication with Milkweed Editions.

Erdrich and Grover to be featured at Library of Congress event

April 27
Erdrich and Grover to be featured at Library of Congress event
The event highlights Native American writers

Graywolf, Milkweed, Coffee House and Holy Cow! are in the running for Best Translated Book award

April 19
Graywolf, Milkweed, Coffee House and Holy Cow! are in the running for Best Translated Book award
Three of the six finalists in poetry were published by Minnesota presses.

Midwest Book Awards finalists announced

April 18
The awards ceremony will be May 13 in St. Paul.

D is for delightful: Helen Macdonald keeps crowd enthralled at the Loft

April 15
The author of "H is for Hawk" was funny, witty and moving in her Thursday evening talk.

Marlon James a finalist for International Dublin Literary Award

April 13
Winners will be announced June 9 in Dublin, Ireland.

Memorial service planned for bookstore owner Gary Shulze

April 12
The remembrance will be held at his old store, Once Upon a Crime, on April 24.
April 6

Minneapolis writer Pat Schmatz wins Tiptree Award

The award celebrates books that highlight gender diversity and exploration.
April 1

Writer William Alexander to judge National Book Awards (not by himself, of course)

A winner in 2012 for "Goblin Secrets," he will be on the committee for young people's literature.
April 1

Alison McGhee wins Christopher Award for "Firefly Hollow"

The children's author, who lives in Minneapolis, will be honored May 19.
March 25

Richard Horberg's gentle novel is our new summer serial

"Stone Lake" will begin running in the Star Tribune Variety section on Sunday, May 29, and will continue through the end of July.
March 22

Five Minnesota writers win McKnight arts grants

Now in its 34th year, the McKnight Artist Fellowship for Writers awards $25,000 to five writers annually.
March 14

Wow! Paper Darts scores Roxane Gay as a competition judge.

Submit your short fiction by April 15, win $500--and kudos from the prolific and beloved Gay.
March 4

This spring's Club Book lineup has local flavor

Nine writers will speak around the Twin Cities in February and March.
March 4

And the envelope please....

William Green is this year's winner of the Hognander Award
February 15

Pat Conroy suffering from pancreatic cancer

He makes announcement on Facebook, promises to write another book.
February 5

E-books take it on the chin among college students

Eye strain, distractions and other drawbacks of digital reading push students toward books with a spine.
February 2

PEN announces short list for 2016 literary awards

Coffee House Press' "Mr. and Mrs. Doctor" is a finalist for the Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction
January 30

Minnesota Book Awards finalists announced

Seven books published by the University of Minnesota Press are in the running.
January 28

Attention, poets! Submissions now open for the Lindquist & Vennum Prize

The current winner, Jennifer Willoughby, has events coming up in March.
January 27

U of M bringing in Abraham Verghese, Sherman Alexie

The annual Esther Freier lecture series marks its 15th anniversary in April.
January 26

Cover confusion

A few years ago, Kate Atkinson's "Life After Life" kind of stole the thunder from Jill McCorkle's "Life After Life." And this year....
January 22

Literary lion Jim Sitter wins Kay Sexton Award

Sitter has been involved in everything from Hungry Mind Bookstore to book distribution to the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, which he founded.
January 20

A flurry of announcements about the Minnesota Book Award

The contenders for the Hognander Award have been announced
January 19

NBCC finalists include books from Coffee House, Graywolf and Milkweed Editions

Minnesota writer T.J. Stiles is also a finalist. The winners will be announced in March.
January 13

Charles Baxter a finalist for the prestigious Story Prize

His very worthy competition: Colum McCann, and Adam Johnson. What an impressive lineup.
January 7

Reading in mid-winter

The metro-area public libraries invite you to join their "Winter Reads" program throughout January and February.