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A Passion For Crime

David Housewright uses crime to explore larger issues, but that doesn’t make his books any less fun to read.

David Housewright
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Minnesota Book Awards

The Minnesota Book Awards celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Winners will be announced at a gala on April 13, hosted by author/humorist Lorna Landvik.

 

2013 FINALISTS:

Novel and Short Story

The Healing, by Jonathan Odell
It Takes You Over, by Nick Healy
The Round House, by Louise Erdrich
Vladimir’s Mustache and Other Stories, by Stephan Eirik Clark

Critic’s Pick — The Round House, by Louise Erdrich

 

Genre Fiction

Curse of the Jade Lily, by David Housewright
The Devil and the Diva, by David Housewright and Renee Valois
Ruth3:5, by Michael Fridgen
The Tutor’s Daughter, by Julie Klassen

Critic’s Pick Curse of the Jade Lily, by David Housewright

 

General Non-Fiction

Debating the End of History: The Marketplace, Utopia, and
  the Fragmentation of Intellectual Life
, by David W. Noble
Forward: The First American Unsupported Expedition
  to the North Pole
, by John Huston and Tyler Fish
Holding Our World Together: Ojibwe Women and
  the Survival of Community
, by Brenda J. Child
Rez Life: An Indian’s Journey Through Reservation Life,
  by David Treuer

Critic’s Pick — Holding Our World Together: Ojibwe Women and the Survival of Community
by Brenda J. Child  

Memoir & Creative Non-Fiction

Letters to a Young Madman, by Paul Gruchow
Life on Ice: 25 Years of Arctic Exploration, by Lonnie Dupre
My Mother Is Now Earth, by Mark Anthony Rolo
Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works, by Atina Diffley

Critic’s Pick — Letters to a Young Madman, by Paul Gruchow (posthumously)

 

Poetry

The First Day of Spring in Northern Minnesota, by Jim Johnson
Odessa, by Patricia Kirkpatrick
Pitch, by Todd Boss
Salt Pier, by Dore Kiesselbach

Critic’s Pick — Odessa, by Patricia Kirkpatrick





 

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