Minnesota Book Awards

NominationsSubmissions and Applications

Book submissions and judge applications for the 2017/2018 season are now open.



Minnesota Book Award "Bookies"Winners and Finalists

Winners for the 29th Annual Minnesota Book Awards have been announced!
View past winners and finalists here.


gala-webAwards Ceremony

Each April, authors, publishers and book-lovers celebrate the best of local literature at the Minnesota Book Awards Celebration. The 29th Annual Awards Ceremony was April 8, 2017. Stay tuned for details for our 30th anniversary season!


mnba-events-webMinnesota Book Award Events

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.

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36 Books in 36 Days Blog

Explore the finalist books and learn more about their authors in our “36 Books in 36 Days” blog as we count down to the annual Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony each year.

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mnba-sponsors-webSponsors and Partners

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.

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mnba-outreach-webOutreach Materials

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!

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Prized WritersPrized Writers

The Prized Writers series is a co-production of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library and Twin Cities Public Television – Minnesota Channel. It is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Minnesota Department of Education.

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Support the Book AwardsNominations and Applications

The Minnesota Book Awards is a year-round process involving nominations, judging, and the selection of finalists and winners. More importantly, the Awards is a statewide outreach program connecting readers to the work of Minnesota authors.

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