Minnesota Book Award Winners Announced

On Saturday, April 16th, the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library held their 23rd annual Minnesota Book Awards Gala, with around 750 people in attendance. During the event, winners from eight categories were announced, along with one winner of the Readers’ Choice Award. The winning titles include:

Award for Children’s Literature

Michael Hall My Heart Is Like a Zoo

 Award for General Nonfiction

Michael Nordskog and Aaron W. Hautala, photography The Opposite of Cold: The Northwoods Finnish Sauna Tradition

 Award for Genre Fiction

Wendy WebbThe Tale of Halcyon Crane

 Award for Memoir & Creative Nonfiction

Bonnie J. RoughCarrier: Untangling the Danger in My DNA

 Award for Minnesota

Mary Lethert WingerdNorth Country: The Making of Minnesota

 Award for Novel & Short Story

John Reimringer Vestments

 Award for Poetry

Lightsey Darst – Find the Girl

 Award for Young People’s Literature

Pete HautmanBlank Confession 

The Readers’ Choice Award

Laurie HertzelNews to Me: Adventures of an Accidental Journalist

Be sure to check out the books in more detail here.