Current Submissions

The following books have been submitted for the 31st annual Minnesota Book Awards. Finalists will be announced January 26, 2019.

Children’s Picture Book:

The Case of the Missing Poodle, a Detective Ducky Story by Ben Kubicek (self-published)

The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld (Dial Books For Young Readers/Penguin Young Readers)

General Nonfiction:

The Celebrated Marquis: An Italian Noble and the Making of the Modern World by John D. Bessler (Carolina Academic Press)

Love Without Limits by Jacqueline Bussie (Fortress Press)

Genre Fiction:

The Coyote by Pete Simons (self-published)

Hound of God by Steve McEllistrem (Calumet Editions)

A Symphony of Rivals by Roma Calatayud-Stocks (Calumet Editions)

Memoir & Creative Nonfiction:

The I-35W Bridge Collapse: A Survivor’s Account of America’s Crumbling Infrastructure by Kimberly J. Brown (Potomac Books/University of Nebraska Press)

Unseen Worlds: Adventures at the Crossroads of Vodou Spirits and Latter-day Saints by Marilène Phipps (Calumet Editions)

Middle Grade Literature:

Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth by Sheila O’Connor (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

Minnesota Nonfiction:

Novel & Short Story:

The Beyond Now Device: A Fictional Exploration of Time by Mark Hollock (self-published)

Emerging Man by Steve McEllistrem (Calumet Editions)


Suspension by Paige Riehl (Terrapin Books)

Whispers from the Aural World by Karolyn Redoute (Plain View Press)

Young Adult Literature:

Cold Hard Truth by Anne Greenwood Brown (Albert Whitman & Company)