St. Paul memoirist Kao Kalia Yang a finalist for prestigious Chautauqua Award

St. Paul memoirist Kao Kalia Yang a finalist for prestigious Chautauqua Award

Yang is a finalist for her latest memoir, "The Song Poet."

Midwest Book Award finalists are announced

April 18
Midwest Book Award finalists are announced
Nearly 80 finalists in 30 categories. Winners will be announced in May.

"Redemption's Run," by Jane Fredericksen, is this year's summer serial

April 10
"Redemption's Run," by Jane Fredericksen, is this year's summer serial
The novel is set in Bayfield, Wis., and is the story of a girl who is trying to find her father. It is aimed at both young adults and adults.

Marlon James in conversation: "All the people I believe in believe in books."

April 7
The hour-long discussion between Marlon James and Lisa Lucas at the Guthrie Theater was the second of the Loft Literary Center's new "Big Ideas" initiative.

Six poets are finalists for the Lindquist & Vennum prize

March 30
The winner will be announced April 19 and will receive $10,000 and a publishing contract with Milkweed Editions.

Fundraiser planned for St. Paul poet Brett Jenkins

March 29
Jenkins is undergoing treatment in Illinois for bipolar disorder.
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Minn. writer Louise Erdrich visibly moved by critics award for fiction

March 16
Minnesota native Hope Jahren wins autobiography award but can't make it to ceremony in New York from Norway due to blizzard.
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March 15

Heid E. Erdrich, Brian Farrey among winners of McKnight Artist Fellowships

Five Minnesota writers each win $25,000.
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March 14

New season of Talk of the Stacks features writer Lisa Ko, two Star Tribune writers

Five writers will deliver free talks at the downtown Minneapolis public library.
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March 7

Minneapolis writer Louise Erdrich finalist for prestigious $15,000 PEN/Faulkner award

Of the five finalists, four are debut novels.
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February 20

Simon & Schuster cancels Milo Yiannopoulos book deal

His book, "Dangerous," is being pulled from publication after a video surfaced of Yiannopoulos discussing sexual relations between men and boys.
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February 15

Coloring book about Romanov art by two Minneapolis artists prompts pop-up exhibit at TMORA

R.D. Zimmerman and Christopher Bohnet have collaborated on "Vanished Splendor," which highlights art and artifacts from Imperial Russia.
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February 8

Minnesota Center for Book Arts to rename its type library for Allan Kornblum

Formal dedication to take place Feb. 25.
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February 7

Milkweed Editions poet wins Rilke Award

Wayne Miller wins the University of North Texas honor for "Post-." The award carries a $10,000 prize.
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February 2

Rowling in Twitter war with fans threatening to burn her books over Trump comments

The "Harry Potter" author has witty replies to those who don't like her tweets about Donald Trump's travel ban.
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February 1

U of M spring readings include Lauren Groff, Andrew Solomon and the annual first books night

Groff's appearance is part of the annual benefit to fight hunger.
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January 31

Minneapolis writer Miriam Karmel wins Holy Cow! short story prize

The inaugural First Fiction award carries a $5,000 prize and a publishing contract.
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January 30

PEN America speaks out about Donald Trump's actions on refugees.

The writers' organization fights for freedom of expression and intellectual cooperation.
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January 27

Deadline looming for Nelson Algren short story competition

Nelson Ahlgren award is accepting submissions through the end of January.
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January 20

Club Book to bring in Yaa Gyasi, Lily King, Kao Kalia Yang and others

The free reading series has hosted more than 100 authors since it began in 2010.
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January 18

Louise Erdrich, four other Minnesota writers finalists for prestigious national award

National Book Critics Circle also honoring writer Margaret Atwood with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
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January 18

Teju Cole a double-finalist in PEN America awards; Graywolf has three books in the running

Other finalists include Yaa Gyasi, Colson Whitehead, and Minnesota-reared writers Hope Jahren and Michael Tisserand.
Variety
January 10

Lauren Groff to read at the annual Hunger Relief Benefit--and maybe you will, too

Annual benefit, hosted by Charles Baxter, moves to Feburary and now includes a writing competition for U students.
Variety
January 9

Finalists named in Holy Cow Press's "First Fiction" story competition

The winner will be announced later this month, and the winner's book will be published in the fall.
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December 14, 2016

Fireside Reading Series will warm chilly nights

Free cookies and good stories in January and February at the Hamline Midway Library in St. Paul.
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December 13, 2016

Four Minnesota writers win NEA grants

Many other Minnesota institutions--from Coffee House Press to the Mankato Symphony Orchestra--also won grants.
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December 9, 2016

Steven McCarthy wins Minn. Book Artist Award

The University of Minnesota professor will be honored in April for his Wee Go Library project.
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