Winners and Finalists

Minnesota Book Award "Bookies"Current Winners

Winners of the 28th annual Minnesota Book Awards were announced Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the historic Union Depot in Saint Paul. Books in eight Award categories were presented, along with the Kay Sexton Award for dedication and work in fostering literary activity in Minnesota, and the Book Artist Award for creative excellence and significant contributions to Minnesota’s book arts community.

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Nominations and Applications

Current Finalists

Finalists for the 28th Annual Minnesota Book Awards were announced on Saturday, January 30, 2016. Winners were announced at the Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Saint Paul’s Union Depot.

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Book Artist Award Winners

The annual Book Artist Award recognizes a Minnesota book artist or book artist collaborative group for excellence of artistic work as well as significant contributions to Minnesota’s book arts community. Read more about current and past award recipients.

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Kay Sexton Award Winners

The Kay Sexton Award is presented annually to an individual or organization in recognition of long-standing dedication and outstanding work in fostering books, reading and literary activity in Minnesota. Read more about the current and past honorees.

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Degrees of Freedom by William D. GreenHognander Minnesota History Award Winners

The Hognander Minnesota History Award recognizes the author of the most outstanding scholarly work related to Minnesota history published during the preceding two years. The award, funded by the Hognander Family Foundation, is presented every two years.

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Past Winners & FinalistsPast Finalists

Since 1988, The Friends, through the Minnesota Book Awards, has striven to showcase the tremendous literary talent and output of writers, illustrators and book artists in our state.

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