Winner bookmarks and posters are now available to order
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Ceremony photos

and videos

Congratulations again to all of the winners and finalists for the 28th annual Minnesota Book Awards—and thanks to the more than 900 book lovers who attended the Ceremony on April 16, and the countless volunteers who made the event such a success!

In case you missed the event, the Awards Ceremony will be broadcast at future dates on Saint Paul Neighborhood Network and Twin Cities Public Television. Watch our upcoming newsletters for dates and times. In the meantime, visit us on Facebook to view our photo album of the event, and watch the tribute videos for the Hognander, Book Artist, and Kay Sexton awards below.

We look forward to announcing the date of the 2017 awards ceremony soon!

2016 Hognander Minnesota History Award: Degrees of Freedom:
The Origins of Civil Rights in Minnesota, 1865-1912
by William D. Green
2016 Hognander Minnesota History Award: "Degrees of Freedom"
2016 Book Artist Award: Wendy Fernstrum for One Is the Holiest Number (#2)
2016 Book Artist Award: Wendy Fernstrum
2016 Kay Sexton Award: Jim Sitter
2016 Kay Sexton Award: Jim Sitter

Winner bookmarks and posters available


Posters and bookmarks featuring the 2016 Minnesota Book Awards winners are now available and will be distributed to libraries statewide within a few weeks. Please contact our office to request an additional supply for your library, a stack for your bookstore, or materials for your classroom or school. Simply click here to order. Please allow up to two weeks for delivery.

11x17 inch posters are also available to download and print here.

The publication of outreach materials is supported by the Council of Regional Public Library System Administrators (CRPLSA), through Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Thank you to our generous sponsors

REGIONAL SPONSORS: Metropolitan State University, Sage Publications; EDUCATOR'S CIRCLE: Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Augsburg College, Minnesota Humanities Center; PUBLISHER'S CIRCLE: Coffee House Press, Graywolf Press, HarperCollins Publishers, Milkweed Editions, Nodin Press, ReferenceUSA, University of Minnesota Press; BOOKSELLER: Red Balloon Bookshop; OUTREACH PARTNERS: Council of Regional Public Library System Administrators, The Loft Literary Center, Metropolitan Library Service Agency, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Saint Paul Almanac, SPNN, TPT;
IN-KIND SPONSORS: Dolan Printing, InterContinental St. Paul-Riverfront, MGM Wine & Spirits of East Saint Paul and Woodbury; FOUNDATION SUPPORTERS: The Huss Foundation, The Katherine B. Andersen Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation, The McKnight Foundation, The Pohlad Family Foundation.

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