Writer, book designer and printer Wendy Fernstrum has been named the 2016 Minnesota Book Artist of the year for her work, "One is the Holiest Number (#2)," a traditional codex that explores the theme of an individual as both a sole being and part of a unified whole.

Fernstrum, 54, works out of her studio, Fernwerks, in Marine on St. Croix, where she also exhibits paintings, prints and artist books. Her work has been exhibited at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts in Minneapolis, the Walker Art Center, and galleries elsewhere in the United States. She has been making artist books for more than 20 years.

An exhibit of her work will be on display Feb. 19-April 11 in the Cowles Literary Commons on the second floor of Open Book, 1011 Washington Av. S., in Minneapolis. The opening reception will be at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 19.

Fernstrum will receive her award in April at the 29th annual Minnesota Book Awards celebration.

Laurie Hertzel

Woods telling kids he made mistakes

Tiger Woods says he has a "fantastic" relationship with his ex-wife and he has taken steps to explain to his two children what happened to their marriage. In a rare and extensive interview with Time magazine, Woods also shared the same sentiments about his future that he did Tuesday at the tournament he is hosting in the Bahamas. He still wants to play golf at the highest level, though he is resigned that it might not happen if the nerve damage in his back doesn't allow for it. Woods, who turns 40 on Dec. 30, said he has told 8-year-old Sam and 6-year-old Charlie that his parents don't live in the same house because "Daddy made some mistakes." "I just want them to understand before they get to the Internet age and they log on to something or have their friends tell them something," Woods said. "I want it to come from me so that when they come of age, I'll just tell them the real story. And so, that's part of the initiative — 'Hey, it was my fault, too. I was to blame' — and so I'm taking initiative with the kids," he said. In the meantime, Woods said he is stressing to his children that they have two parents who love them. His marriage to Elin Nordegren crumbled in 2009 when he was exposed for having extramarital affairs.

Oprah imprint: Oprah Winfrey is starting her own book imprint, kicking it off with an inspirational memoir. Flatiron Books announced Thursday that Winfrey's "The Life You Want" is scheduled for January 2017 and will show how "anyone can put their life on a new trajectory." Winfrey's imprint doesn't have a name yet, but will feature several nonfiction works each year.

Super Bowl players: Coldplay is headlining the Super Bowl halftime show. The game is set for Feb. 7 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. The British rock band, which is releasing a new album Friday, will perform during halftime, according to a person familiar with the production who asked for anonymity.

hospitalized: Pop star Mariah Carey is recovering after being hospitalized with a severe case of the flu. The singer was taken to a hospital on Wednesday morning, People.com said. A representative for Carey said Thursday that the singer had been feeling under the weather with the flu for the past few days and that she is doing well now. The statement said Carey, who is doing a series of Christmas shows in New York, will be performing as scheduled. Her next show is set for Tuesday.

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