St. Paul writer wins Edgar Award for her YA book

Naomi Kritzer's "Catfishing on CatNet" just won a Minnesota Book Award, too.

5 Minnesota writers receive McKnight grants

April 28, 2020
This year's awards went to three poets, a spoken-word artist and a writer of children's books.

Reminder: Minnesota Book Awards will be live-streamed Tuesday

April 27, 2020
The show begins at 7 p.m. on the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library website.

Minnesota Book Awards moving to YouTube this year

April 1, 2020
The virtual event is free but viewers are asked to register for the chance to win a set of books.

Minnesota Book Awards ceremony is canceled

March 17, 2020
The coronoavirus will keep participants home but the Friends of the Library are working on a plan for a festive announcement of winners.

Club Book cancels remainder of spring season

March 13, 2020
The free reading series is canceling events through early May

Danticat, Keefe win NBCC awards

March 12, 2020
The National Book Critics Circle announces its winners in six categories.
February 27, 2020
Kay Sexton Award goes to James Lenfestey

Kay Sexton Award goes to James Lenfestey

The poet and editor will be honored at the annual Minnesota Book Awards ceremony in April.
February 19, 2020
William D. Green

William Green wins 2nd history award

Green wins his second Hognander award for his book about civil rights after the Civil War.
February 6, 2020
Gish Jen, Laila Lalami to appear at Club Book

Gish Jen, Laila Lalami to appear at Club Book

The spring lineup of the free authors series also includes Benjamin Percy and others.
February 4, 2020
Kate DiCamillo.

Novel by Minneapolis writer Kate DiCamillo to be a musical in London

"The Magician's Elephant" will be staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company for Christmas.
January 30, 2020
'Johnny's Pheasant' by Ojibwe writer Cheryl Minnema wins prestigious picture book award

'Johnny's Pheasant' by Ojibwe writer Cheryl Minnema wins prestigious picture book award

Picture book by Kao Kalia Yang also honored.
January 27, 2020
Junauda Petrus. Photo by Carlos Gonzalez, Star Tribune

Twin Cities writers honored with American Library Association Youth Media Awards

Brenda J. Child, Junauda Petrus and Dawn Quigley are honored for their debut novels for young people.
January 24, 2020
Marlon James. Photo by Mark Seliger.

Marlon James trash-talks dead writers in new podcast

The Minnesota writer and his editor discuss their favorite--and least-favorite--dead authors.
January 13, 2020
Christopher Bonanos, Margo Jefferson and Anthony Marra--all previous winners of NBCC awards--read off the list of this year's finalists.

NBCC Finalists announced, including Ronan Farrow and Colson Whitehead

The finalists for the National Book Critics Circle awards were announced in New York.
December 13, 2019

It takes a village

The group of artists behind the John Coy book, "My Mighty Journey" will win the 2020 Minnesota Book Artist award.
September 20, 2019

Winners announced in Minnesota Author Project awards

Steve South and Sarah Hanley take top honors, will receive $1,000 each.
September 19, 2019
Past fiction winner Marlon James announces the 2016 fiction winner, Charles Baxter, at the Minnesota Book Awards.

Minn. Book Awards moves toward more inclusion

By changing venues and paying the judges, they hope to involve more emerging writers.
September 19, 2019
David Treuer. Photo by Nisreen Breek

Minnesota writer David Treuer on National Book Award long list

"The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee" one of ten finalists.
September 17, 2019
Valeria Luiselli

Coffee House Press is a finalist for Kirkus Prizes in so many ways

Coffee House writers and former writers are on the list of the prestigious prize.
August 29, 2019
Thrity Umrigar

Club Book announces fall schedule, with Nora McInerny, Thrity Umrigar and more

It's free! It's the ultimate book club.
August 28, 2019
Tommy Orange is a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for his novel, "There There."

Finalists announced for Dayton Literary Peace Prize

A dozen writers--six each in fiction and nonfiction--have been nominated for the international award.
August 6, 2019
Heid E. Erdrich.

2 Minnesota poets win national awards

Books by Heid E. Erdrich and Michael Torres will be published by Penguin Books and Beacon Press.
July 9, 2019
Lesley Nneka Arimah

Lesley Nneka Arimah wins the Caine Prize for African Writing

A Star Tribune "artist of the year" and a former Minnesotan, Arimah has been a finalist for the prize twice before.
May 10, 2019
Award-winning Minneapolis writer recounts harrowing Lyft ride in viral tweets

Award-winning Minneapolis writer recounts harrowing Lyft ride in viral tweets

Was Kelly Barnhill's Houston Lyft driver trying to run up the bill? Or something else?
May 2, 2019
Ann Patchett and Sparky.

Tommy Orange, Ann Patchett coming to Pen Pals

The 2019-2020 lecture series will also include Susan Orlean, Esi Edugyan and Reza Aslan.
April 30, 2019
Anna Quindlen at "Talk of the Stacks." Photo by Robert Goudy.

Writer Anna Quindlen lights up the library

Speaking about her new memoir, "Nanaville," at Talk of the Stacks, the Pulitzer Prize-winner addressed the broader world of books and writing.