Awards: Minnesota Book Winners; Maine Finalists

The winners of the Minnesota Book Awards, sponsored by the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library and presented by Education Minnesota, are:

Children's Literature: Beneath by Cori Doerrfeld (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
General Nonfiction: Lessons on the Road to Peace by John Noltner (self-published)
Genre Fiction: Ink Blood Sister Scribe by Emma Törzs (Morrow)
Memoir & Creative Nonfiction: Half-Life of a Secret: Reckoning with a Hidden History by Emily Strasser (University Press of Kentucky)
Middle Grade Literature: Shannon in the Spotlight by Kalena Miller (Delacorte Press)
Emilie Buchwald Award for Minnesota Nonfiction: Making the Carry: The Lives of John and Tchi-Ki-Wis Linklater by Timothy Cochrane (University of Minnesota Press)
Novel & Short Story: A Council of Dolls by Mona Susan Power (Mariner Books)
Poetry: Wail Song: or wading in the water at the end of the world by Chaun Webster (Black Ocean)
Young Adult Literature: The Girl I Am, Was, and Never Will Be by Shannon Gibney (Dutton Books)

Kay Sexton Award: Bao Phi
Book Artist Award: Vesna Kittelson for her painting Letters to AmeriKa


Finalists have been chosen for the 2024 Maine Literary Awards, sponsored by the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance. Winners will be announced May 30. To see the finalists in 17 categories, click here.

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