A sad accusation of (and an apology for) plagiarism

A sad accusation of (and an apology for) plagiarism

Prize-winning South Korean novelist Shin Kyung-sook is accused of stealing a paragraph from a Japanese story 20 years ago.

Fifty Shades sequel, "Grey," is a massive hit

June 22
Fifty Shades sequel, "Grey," is a massive hit
E.L. James sequel sells 1 million copies in its first four days.

Ellen Hart wins her sixth Lambda Award

June 18
Ellen Hart wins her sixth Lambda Award
Twin Cities writer wins for "The Old Deep and Dark," her latest Jane Lawless mystery.

It's Bloomsday! Have a cheese sandwich! Go to a reading!

June 16
God is a shout in the street, says James Joyce. You tell me what that means.

A good stamp is hard to find: Flannery O'Connor featured on new 'forever stamp'

May 27
The Postal Service is also offering stamps with penguins, butterflies, and a wedding cake.

Authors get pie and prizes (and pie!)

May 22
Poet Barton Sutter emceed the Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards ceremony in Duluth. Read on for the winners...

Minneapolis poet Jennifer Willoughby wins Lindquist & Vennum Prize

May 20
The annual award from Milkweed Editions carries a $10,000 prize, and publication.
Variety
May 15

Goodbye to Minneapolis Central Library's bookstore

Central Library on Nicollet Mall is closing down its bookstore. Through the end of the month, you can get books for $2 a bagful.
Variety
May 14

Midwest Book Awards announce winners

The annual regional competition drew 372 entries from 12 states.
Variety
May 13

Coffee House poet Saeed Jones wins PEN award

"Prelude to Bruise" wins the Joyce Osterwell Award for poetry.
Blogs
May 7

New season of Pen Pals brings in Pulitzer winners

Also, Marlon James and Judy Blume.
Entertainment
April 29

Saturday's the day to celebrate your favorite indie bookstore

From face-painting and free doughnuts, to F. Scott Fitzgerald bingo, independent bookstores across the country are throwing a giant party on Saturday, May 2.
Entertainment
April 28

Milkweed Editions nature writer speaks at the United Nations

Robin Kimmerer, biologist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, spoke about the need to be in harmony with nature.
Entertainment
April 25

Petterson: Writing, translating, reluctance to revise

Just write one sentence after another, the Norwegian author told a crowd at Macalester College on Tuesday night. Never go back.
Entertainment
April 19

Common Good Books (and GK) announces poetry winners

Lisa Kundrat and Ethna McKiernan of Minneapolis two of the $1,000 prize winners.
Entertainment
April 18

Encores for three Minnesota Book Award winners

Marlon James, Joyce Sidman pick up second Minnesota Book Awards
Entertainment
April 16

PEN/Literary Award short list includes small and indie publishers

Including two titles published by Graywolf Press of Minneapolis. Winners to be announced on May 13.
Entertainment
April 15

AWP WRAPUP: Looking back at three days of nonstop poetry. And prose. And music. And networking. And ...

It wasn't possible to see everything, do everything, listen to everyone. But we tried.
Entertainment
April 14

Another moving evening, another standing O for Robert Bly

Bly launches his newest collection at Literary Witnesses in Minneapolis.
Entertainment
April 10

But seriously, folks....AWP is also about scholarship

(With a little doo-wop music thrown in.)
Entertainment
April 9

Everybody who's anybody is at the AWP Bookfair 'party room'

The AWP Bookfair, the party room of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs annual conference at the Minneapolis Convention Center, is a literary extravaganza. Everybody, all 12,000 conventioneers, ends up here sooner or later. Sometimes they don't leave.
Entertainment
April 2

Matt Rasmussen wins the Holmes poetry prize

The Gustavus Adolphus professor was a finalist for a 2013 National Book Award.
Entertainment
April 2

Best children's books of all time: Let the fighting begin

BBC list (which I took part in) leaves lots of room for discussion.
Entertainment
April 1

Coffee House Press among winners of Bush grant

Community Creativity Cohort award is meant to find creative ways to integrate art into everyday life.
Event Calendar
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  • Music
    Charles Lloyd: At 77, Lloyd remains a giant of the jazz saxophone. Last month, he was named a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, the most prestigious honor for living jazz musicians.
    Arts and Entertainment
    Still Life: The Inanimate Subject: A juried exhibition featuring still life photography.
    Family Events
    Artist-Designed Mini Golf: Four new holes will join such old favorites as the Curling Club, an obstacle course of stones and brooms; Putt-Pong, which includes ping-pong paddles and nets, and Putt R. Mutt, inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s infamous fountain-urinal.
  • Music
    Charles Lloyd: At 77, Lloyd remains a giant of the jazz saxophone. Last month, he was named a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, the most prestigious honor for living jazz musicians.
    Arts and Entertainment
    Still Life: The Inanimate Subject: A juried exhibition featuring still life photography.
    Family Events
    Artist-Designed Mini Golf: Four new holes will join such old favorites as the Curling Club, an obstacle course of stones and brooms; Putt-Pong, which includes ping-pong paddles and nets, and Putt R. Mutt, inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s infamous fountain-urinal.
  • Arts and Entertainment
    Still Life: The Inanimate Subject: A juried exhibition featuring still life photography.
    Family Events
    Artist-Designed Mini Golf: Four new holes will join such old favorites as the Curling Club, an obstacle course of stones and brooms; Putt-Pong, which includes ping-pong paddles and nets, and Putt R. Mutt, inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s infamous fountain-urinal.
    On The Stage
    Choir Boy: A talented boy in a boarding school hopes to become the leader of the school’s gospel choir.
  • Music
    Booker T. Jones: The Hall of Fame B-3 organist known for the instrumental classics “Green Onions” and “Time Is Tight.”
    Arts and Entertainment
    Still Life: The Inanimate Subject: A juried exhibition featuring still life photography.
    Family Events
    Artist-Designed Mini Golf: Four new holes will join such old favorites as the Curling Club, an obstacle course of stones and brooms; Putt-Pong, which includes ping-pong paddles and nets, and Putt R. Mutt, inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s infamous fountain-urinal.
  • Music
    Booker T. Jones: The Hall of Fame B-3 organist known for the instrumental classics “Green Onions” and “Time Is Tight.”
    Arts and Entertainment
    Still Life: The Inanimate Subject: A juried exhibition featuring still life photography.
    Family Events
    Artist-Designed Mini Golf: Four new holes will join such old favorites as the Curling Club, an obstacle course of stones and brooms; Putt-Pong, which includes ping-pong paddles and nets, and Putt R. Mutt, inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s infamous fountain-urinal.
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