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September 10, 2021

Position Description: Administrative Coordinator  Overview   We are seeking a versatile colleague who thrives in an administrative role, enjoys supporting the needs and work of others, possesses strong organizational skills, is comfortable with writing and technology, and wants to use their powers for good. Our vision is a dynamic library at the heart of every community, and we’re looking for someone who will help…

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36 Books Blog: David Housewright

April 20, 2021

David Housewright, author of From the Grave: A McKenzie Novel  Genre Fiction Category, sponsored by Macalester College Each week leading up to the 33rd annual Minnesota Book Awards announcement, we are featuring exclusive interviews with our 36 finalists. You can also watch the authors in conversation with their fellow category finalists here. In a year defined…

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36 Finalists Blog: Danez Smith

April 15, 2021

Danez Smith, author of Homie: Poems Poetry category, sponsored by Wellington Management, Inc. Each week leading up to the 33rd annual Minnesota Book Awards announcement, we are featuring exclusive interviews with our 36 finalists. You can also watch the authors in conversation with their fellow category finalists here. In a year defined by a pandemic…

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36 Finalists Blog: torrin a. greathouse

April 15, 2021

torrin a. greathouse, author of Wound from the Mouth of a Wound Poetry category, sponsored by Wellington Management, Inc. Each week leading up to the 33rd annual Minnesota Book Awards announcement, we are featuring exclusive interviews with our 36 finalists. You can also watch the authors in conversation with their fellow category finalists here. In…

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36 Finalists Blog: Erika Lee

March 3, 2020

Each day leading up to the 32nd annual Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony, we’ll be featuring an exclusive interview with one of our 36 finalists. Learn more about these incredible local writers and gear up to see the winners announced live in person April 28. Interview with Erika Lee, author of America for Americans: A History…

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36 Books Blog: Dianna Hunter

April 4, 2019

Each day leading up to the 2019 Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony, we’ll be featuring an exclusive interview with one of our 36 finalists. Learn more about these incredible local writers and gear up to see the winners announced live in person April 6. Interview with Dianna Hunter, author of Wild Mares: My Lesbian Back-to-the-Land Life…

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