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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Terry McMillan, Lily King highlight new season of Club Book

August 18
The free author series brings established authors to metro libraries outside of the core downtowns. (And this season, 8 of the 9 are women.)

J.K. Rowling to release three story collections about world of Harry Potter

August 17
A new e-book series, "Pottermore Presents," will be available in September.

Gearing up for the annual Twin Cities Book Festival

August 16
Rain Taxi Review announces some of the authors, including Charles Baxter, Francine Prose, Andre Alexis and Ray Gonzalez.

Writers chosen for the Loft Mentor series

August 15
12 emerging Minnesota writers in poetry and prose will work with established writers for a year's mentorship.

Manfred and Yang to read at Banfill-Locke

August 11
The monthly writers series is co-sponsored by the Anoka County Library.

Submissions open for Minnesota Book Award nominees

August 3
Don't forget the new category: middle-grade literature.
Variety
August 2

Ramsey County Library to host conversation on race

The editor of "A Good Time for the Truth" will facilitate discussion
Variety
July 22

Midwest Booksellers Choice Awards have been announced

"Locally Laid" and "North Woods Girl" among the winners.
Variety
July 21

Wisconsin libraries honor Minneapolis writer John Coy

His picture book, "Game Changer," has won the Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Award
Variety
July 20

U of M to bring in Claudia Rankine and Marilynne Robinson this fall

The Fall UMN English Writers Series, which begins Sept. 28 with Nami Mun, will bring in five authors this fall.
Variety
July 19

From Micawber's to Milkweed (via Sea Salt)

Bookseller Hans Weyandt will manage the new bookstore in Open Book, which will open Sept. 6.
Variety
July 13

Claudia Rankine, Kao Kalia Yang and others added to NEA Big Read list

Thirteen new titles add to the "makeover" of the list.
Variety
June 8

Salman Rushdie coming to St. Paul

Rain Taxi Review of Books is hosting the author, who will read from his most recent novel, "Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights."
Variety
May 5

20th anniversary season of Pen Pals features James McBride, Billy Collins and others

Pulitzer winners, National Book Award winner, poet laureate, and a best-selling writer of thrillers: What's not to like?
Variety
May 2

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

The annual prize includes $10,000 and publication with Milkweed Editions.
Variety
April 27

Erdrich and Grover to be featured at Library of Congress event

The event highlights Native American writers
Variety
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.
Variety
April 18

Midwest Book Awards finalists announced

The awards ceremony will be May 13 in St. Paul.
Variety
April 15

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

The author of "H is for Hawk" was funny, witty and moving in her Thursday evening talk.
Variety
April 13

Marlon James a finalist for International Dublin Literary Award

Winners will be announced June 9 in Dublin, Ireland.
Variety
April 12

Memorial service planned for bookstore owner Gary Shulze

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

Minneapolis writer Pat Schmatz wins Tiptree Award

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

Alison McGhee wins Christopher Award for "Firefly Hollow"

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