Monday, April 27, 2009
21st Minnesota Book Awards announced
The 21st annual Minnesota Book Awards were announced following the gala awards event on Saturday night in St. Paul. You can read more about the event and the winners on Minnpost.com. Our northland authors were well represented as as Minnesota Book Award Finalists. Tony Dierckins, my original book publisher and author, was a finalist in the Minnesota category for Crossing the Canal, his outstanding history of the world famous Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge. Chris Monroe, local cartoonist and children's book author, was a finalist in the Children's Literature category for Monkey with a Tool Belt, a popular book with children of all ages. These two authors deserve kudos for outstanding works recognized both locally and nationally. We're very proud to note their recognition as local writers and of their contributions. Congrats to to Tony and Chis!