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MNBA Finalists

Announcing the 36 finalists!

We are pleased to announce the finalists in all nine categories for the 29th Annual Minnesota Book Awards. Chosen on Saturday, January 28, by 27 judges from around the state – writers, teachers, librarians, booksellers, and others from the literary community – the finalists are...
*Indicates a Minnesota Publisher


Tell Me a Tattoo Story
by Alison McGhee, illustrated by Eliza Wheeler
(Chronicle Books)

This is NOT a Cat!
by David LaRochelle, illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka
(Sterling Children’s Books)

Worm Loves Worm
by J.J. Austrian, illustrated by Mike Curato
(Balzer + Bray)

Yellow Time
by Lauren Stringer
(Beach Lane Books) 


Canoes: A Natural History in North America
by Mark Neuzil and Norman Sims
(University of Minnesota Press*)

Designing Our Way to a Better World
by Thomas Fisher
(University of Minnesota Press*)

Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction
by Benjamin Percy
(Gray wolf Press*)

The War on Science: Who’s Waging It, Why It Matters, What We Can Do About It
by Shawn Otto
(Milkweed Editions*)


The Born and the Made 
by Robert Spande

The Heavens May Fall
by Allen Eskens
(Seventh Street Books)

Rise of the Spring Tide 
by James Stitt

Stealing the Countess 
by David Housewright
(Minotaur Books)
Faegre Baker Daniels


I Live Inside: Memoirs of a Babe in Toyland
by Michelle Leon
(Minnesota Historical Society Press*)

The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father
by Kao Kalia Young
(Metropolitan Books)

This is Where I Am: A Memoir
by Zeke Caligiuri
(University of Minnesota Press*)

The Thunder Before the Storm: The Autobiography of Clyde Bellecourt
by Clyde Bellecourt, as told to Jon Lurie
(Minnesota Historical Society Press*)
Education Minnesota



Little Cat’s Luck 
by Marion Dane Bauer, illustrated by Jennifer A. Bell
(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster)

Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story 
by Caren Stelson
(Carolrhoda Books/Lerner Publishing Group*)

The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse 
by Brian Farrey
(Algonquin Young Readers/Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)

Sticks & Stones 
by Abby Cooper
(Farrar Straus Giroux/Macmillan)


The Big Marsh: The Story of a Lost Landscape 
by Cheri Register
(Minnesota Historical Society Press*)

The Ford Century in Minnesota 
by Brian McMahon
(University of Minnesota Press*)

Richard F. Lack: Catalogue Raisonné 1943-1998 
by Gary B. Christensen, biography by Stephen A. Gjertson (Afton Historical Society Press*)

Women of Mayo Clinic: The Founding Generation 
by Virginia M. Wright-Peterson
(Minnesota Historical Society Press*)
Fitzgerald in Saint Paul


The Annie Year
by Stephanie Wilbur Ash
(Unnamed Press)

Do Not Find Me
by Kathleen Novak
(The Permanent Press)

by Louise Erdrich
(HarperCollins Publishers)
by Peter Geye
(Alfred A. Knopf)


May Day
by Gretchen Marquette
(Gray wolf Press*)


by Chris Santiago
(Milkweed Editions*)

Unbearable Splendor
by Sun Yung Shin
(Coffee House Press*)

Yes Thorn
by Amy Munson
(Tupelo Press)


Assassin’s Heart 
by Sarah Ahiers
(HarperTeen/HarperCollins Publishers)

LGBTQ+ Athletes Claim the Field: Striving for Equality 
by Kirstin Cronn-Mills
(Twenty-First Century Books/Lerner Publishing Group*)

The Memory Book 
by Lara Avery
(Poppy/Little, Brown and Company)

Original Fake 
by Kirstin Cronn-Mills, art by E. Eero Johnson
(G. P. Putnam’s Sons/Penguin Random House)

Awards Ceremony

Save the date: April 8

Award winners will be announced at the 29th Annual Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 8, at the InterContinental Hotel Saint Paul Riverfront. The Preface reception begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 - $55 and available by visiting or calling 651-222-3242. The official hashtag for social media is #mnbookawards. All are encouraged to use it when posting comments, status updates or tweeting about any of the authors or their books.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!


Educator's Circle: 

Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Augsburg College
Minnesota Humanities Center


Publisher's Circle:

RefrenceUSA from Infogroup
University of Minnesota Press
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