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Virtual Events Spotlight

May 21, 2021

Find a Minnesota author for your next event! Did you know that many Minnesota writers are available for virtual events for classrooms, libraries, and beyond? Browse the site by author or genre and skype/zoom availability, to find a writer who is a good fit for your audience. To connect with an author about arranging a virtual…

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2021 Minnesota Book Awards

April 30, 2021

2021 Annual Minnesota Book Awards Winners Announced  SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA, April 29, 2021 – The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library has announced the winners of the 2021 Minnesota Book Awards, presented this year by sponsor Education Minnesota. In addition to winners in nine categories, The Friends presented the annual Kay Sexton Award to previously announced honoree, Alexs Pate.   The Ceremony was held virtually in a livestream event Thursday evening, April 29, emceed by readers…

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36 Books Blog: Jeffrey Zuckerman

April 22, 2021

Jeffrey Zuckerman, author of Unglued: A Bipolar Love Story Memoir & Creative Nonfiction category, sponsored by Bradshaw Celebration of Life Centers 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.…

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36 Books Blog: Carolyn Holbrook

April 22, 2021

Carolyn Holbrook, author of Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify: Essays Memoir & Creative Nonfiction category, sponsored by Bradshaw Celebration of Life Centers 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…

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36 Books Blog: Kaia Solveig Preus

April 22, 2021

Kais Solveig Preus, author of The War Requiem Memoir & Creative Nonfiction category, sponsored by Bradshaw Celebration of Life Centers 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 Books Blog: Kao Kalia Yang

April 22, 2021

Kao Kalia Yang, author of Somewhere in the Unknown World Memoir & Creative Nonfiction category, sponsored by Bradshaw Celebration of Life Centers 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…

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