Submissions for the 29th Annual Minnesota Book Awards will open August 1, 2016. The deadline for all entries is Friday, November 18, 2016.
Finalists for the 29th Annual Minnesota Book Awards will be announced on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Winners will be announced at the Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony in April. View past winners and finalists here.
Each April, authors, publishers and book-lovers celebrate the best of local literature at the Minnesota Book Awards Celebration. The ceremony returns this year to Saint Paul’s historic Union Depot.
The year-round programming of the Minnesota Book Awards would not be possible without the generous support of sponsors and partner organizations. Learn more about our sponsors as well as ways you or your organization can get involved with the Minnesota Book Awards.
Beyond the presentation of Awards each spring, related programs and events take place around the state throughout the year. From author readings and discussions to pub quizzes and food events, the Minnesota Book Awards has programming for everyone. Read more about our events here or check out the Calendar page for a list of all events.
Each year, The Friends produces Minnesota Book Awards reading guides, bookmarks and posters featuring the winners. All Minnesotans can request these materials free of charge. Reading guides and posters are also available for free download. Read Local!