Monday, April 18, 2011
The Minnesota Book Awards were presented on Saturday, April 16th, 2011 to a sold out crowd.
I would love to say I was in attendance but I was not. Next year, I hope to attend and read some of the book finalists before I get there.
And the winners are........
By: John Reimringer
I can't wait to read Vestments. Milkweed Press sent me a copy to review. So be on the lookout for my book review.
Genre Fiction Category
The Tale of Halcyon Crane: A Novel
By: Wendy Webb
A ghost story that is sure to cause you to lose sleep. Another book I am looking forward to reading.
Young Adult Category
By: Pete Hautman
I love Pete Hautman. I have read several of his books and recommend them to students on a regular basis.
Find the Girl
By: Lightsey Darst
This poetry collection looks really intriguing. Love the cover art!
Reader's Choice Category
News to Me: Adventures of an Accidental Journalist
By: Laurie Hertzel
I met Laurie in January at the Loft Literary Center. She is the current Books Editor at Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Memoir and Creative Non-fiction category
Carrier: Untangling the Danger in My DNA
By: Bonnie J. Rough
Check this one out. It would be so hard to know you have a genetic condition that you could pass on to your children. This looks powerful.
General Non-Fiction category.
The Opposite of Cold: The Northwoods Finnish Sauna Tradition
By: Michael Nordskog and Aaron W. Hautala
Really great photography in this book. What person doesn't love a sauna?
Children's Literature category
My Heart Is Like a Zoo
By: Michael Hall
Animals that are cut out in the shapes of hearts. Any child would love this book.
North Country: The Making of Minnesota
By: Mary Lethert Wingerd
The title says it all.
Congratulations to all the authors who won and to all the finalists.