Monday, February 2, 2009

MN Book Awards Kudos...

Pretty exciting news from St. Paul. The Minnesota Book Awards list of finalists was announced last week and my publisher is on that list! Local author/publisher Tony Dierckins was selected as a finalist for his book, Crossing the Canal. Tony put in many hours of love in that book. It's a definitive history of Duluth's Aerial Lift Bridge, filled with fascinating historical accounts of the bridge as well as some pretty interesting folk lore. The book includes artistic photos by local photographers as well and is a wonderful read for any household. Congrats to Tony!

I was happy to notice also that an up and coming young Iron Range writer/blogger, Aaron Brown, was nominated for his book, Overburden. I expect we'll hear more from this talented writer in the future.


MinnesotaBrown said...

I and several others were nominated, Jim, but only Tony and a select few advanced as finalists. Congrats are indeed in order for Tony!

Jim Heffernan said...

Yes, Aaron, we're thrilled for Tony, but I think being nominated is a fine honor, too. Great start for your first book. Keep writing (I know you will). Have a good winter (he said from sunny -- but chilly -- Florida).