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Recent articles by Mary:

Readers and Writers: A look at new books by Minnesota Book Award winners Webb and Eskens

Wendy Webb and Allen Eskens will debut their new fiction Monday at Wescott Library in Eagan. → Read More

Literary calendar: Readings by Writers features four poets at the University Club

Tim Nolan hosts poets Doug Green, Isadora Gruye, Marya Hornbacher and Mary Moore Easter on Tuesday night. → Read More

Minnesota native and bestselling young adult author Gary Paulsen dies at 82

Book lovers attending Saturday’s Twin Cities Book Festival at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds will see a tribute to popular and bestselling author Gary Paulsen at the Red Balloon Bookshop boo… → Read More

Readers and writers: New books continue two series with local roots

John Santana investigates missing drug money and sex trafficking, and Humboldt Prior of Woodhouse Avenue tries to keeps his cousins from going to jail because of bank fraud and a stinky foot cream. → Read More

Literary pick of the week: Twin Cities Book Festival returns — in person – Twin Cities

New this year is the Minnesota Author Mashup, during which nearly 50 authors will have three minutes to present their new books on the official TCBF “soapbox.” → Read More

Tickets still available for virtual ‘Opus & Olives’ library fundraiser

Sunday’s fundraiser for the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library features readings by four authors from their new books. → Read More

National Book Award nominees include Graywolf-published novel

Finalists for the 2021 National Book Award, announced Tuesday by the National Book Foundation, include Nona Fernandez’s novel “The Twilight Zone,” translated from Spanish by Nata… → Read More

St. Paul Public Libraries celebrates new children’s book in Karen language – Twin Cities

The library began working with local Karen writers in 2018 to create this picture book for children. → Read More

Literary pick of the week: Jonathan Franzen will discuss ‘Crossroads’ in virtual live event – Twin Cities

One of the fall’s most “buzzed about” novels is Jonathan Franzen’s “Crossroads (A Key to All Mythologies #1”), first in a trilogy that will follow three generati… → Read More

Literary calendar: Mary Kubica discusses new novel ‘Local Woman Missing’ – Twin Cities

Kubica’s breakout novel “The Good Girl” is being adapted for television. → Read More

Readers and Writers: Small press vows to ‘unbury neglected authors’ – Twin Cities

We are cultural excavators. Some of our biggest political and moral challenges have been addressed by voices long lost to history. We will unbury neglected authors and books from the twentieth cent… → Read More

Literary pick of the week: Tracy K. Smith will read new poems in Red Wing

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith will be in person at the Anderson Center near Red Wing at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, to read from her latest collection, “Such Color: New and Selected P… → Read More

Literary calendar: Dave Zirin discusses ‘The Kaepernick Effect’ – Twin Cities

Zirin, a Macalester College graduate and the Nation Magazine’s first sportswriter in 150 years, talks about how Colin Kaepernick ignited a national movement of citizen-athletes fighting for r… → Read More

Poet Kevin FitzPatrick, founder/editor of Lake Street Review, dies at 71

A St. Paul native who wrote about working people and everyday life in the Twin Cities, FitzPatrick was 71 and had been battling Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. → Read More

Literary pick of the week: ‘Lost Songs of the Suomi Synod’

If you are of Finnish descent — or interested in music — Minneapolis-based folk/rock singer/songwriter Jonathan Rundman has a treat for you. → Read More

Literary calendar: Meet some mystery writers at ‘Fall Into Crime’ event – Twin Cities

Once Upon a Crime presents mystery writers Raquel V. Reyes, John Copenhaver, Vera Kurian, David Tromblay and Rachel Howzell Hall, hosted by Jessica Laine and Shelley Kubitz. → Read More

Readers and Writers: Wolves, war and words in a notebook — a look at three new novels – Twin Cities

Today’s novels range from wolf poaching to a notebook that draws people together to a war between Mother Nature and the Gods. → Read More

Literary pick of the week: 8 award-winning authors at Minnesota Children’s Book Festival

Meet some of Minnesota’s highest-profile authors in the beautiful setting of the Anderson Center near Red Wing, noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 18. → Read More

Reading list: 20 ‘buzzy’ books for Fall 2021 – Twin Cities

There’s rich variety here, from some of the best writers in the country. → Read More

Literary calendar: Angeline Boulley discusses ‘The Firekeeper’s Daughter’

"The Firekeeper's Daughter" is currently being adapted for a series on Netflix by Higher Ground, the production company of Barack and Michelle Obama. → Read More