Minnesota writer and Colorado native Charlie Quimby has a little bit of Minnesota and the West in him; it it shows in his novel, “Monument Road.”
Few writers get their start in the scrap-metal world. But early on, Adam Minter saw a great story in his family’s north Minneapolis scrap business.
Her second book of poetry, “Dance,” is out now, and it has almost nothing to do with dance.
As a professional storyteller, Kling doesn’t fall into one of the usual arts career categories. But operating outside of the boundaries has turned out just swell for him.
She sets a modern, adventuresome, even global table that highlights Native ingredients and also incorporates the traditions of recent immigrants.
Tonight in New York City the poet will read from his National Book Award-nominated collection, and maybe, just maybe, pick up top honors for poetry.
“There were some great ideas back then, and some not so great. But overall, I think it was an amazing decade,” says co-author Dave Kenney.
Since arriving in 2005, he has thrown himself into getting to know his new hometowns inside and out, present and past, and better than many a native.
Her new memoir, “Ready for Air” (University of Minnesota Press), chronicles her daughter’s frightening first weeks at the Children’s Hospital’s ICU unit
El-Hai traces the relationship between Dr. Douglas Kelley and Nazi Hermann Göring; he also chronicles the history of Northwest Airlines.
“The mythology of the Gangster Era is that rogue romantic machine-gunners roamed the country living fabulous movie-star lives … In reality, most of those gangsters were operating under a police protection racket.”
The annual gathering, he says, honors the heritage and the people who work tirelessly to make the area such a literary haven.
Now living in Santa Fe, “I still consider myself a Minnesota writer … I’m up there nearly every month, and all my characters are still there,” Sandford says.
“When you think of all the wealth that he created and multiplied in this state, it’s surprising that he’s been forgotten.”
But the origins of marriage in Minnesota had little to do with matters of the heart or the pulpit, says scholar Denial.
“She’s writing for Americans who know nothing about Norway and may not have even heard many folk tales,” says professor Claudia Berguson of Pacific Lutheran University.
This fall will see a walking tour of notable Fitzgerald sites and a celebration to mark the publication of “The Thoughtbook of F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Secret Boyhood Diary.”
The St. Paul ad writer follows up his first novel with a memoir about growing up in a southern Minnesota farming community.
Hagerty’s new book, “Grand Forks: A History of American Dining in 128 Reviews,” features a selection of her columns over the decades.
“Walking the Rez Road” has just been reissued in an expanded 20th anniversary edition by Fulcrum Books.