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Book Geek Bulletin: Local Author Deals and More

Book Geek Bulletin is a regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Jump to: Local Lit | Global News | Page to Screen Local Lit St. Paul crime author William Kent Krueger has signed a deal for the next two books in his Cork O’Connor series, which stars an Irish-Ojibwe sheriff in northern Minnesota, for publication in 2017 and 2018. (The next...

Book Geek Bulletin: Morally Complicated Book News

Book Geek Bulletin is a regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Jump to: Local Lit | Global News | Page to Screen Local Lit Coffee House Press will hold its annual Cookie House Press cookie swap, book sale, and holiday event on December 3, 2015. Attendance is free, but RSVPing is encouraged. The deadline for nominations for the 28th annual Minnesota...

Book Geek Bulletin: Book to Film and Film to Book

Book Geek Bulletin is a regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Jump to: Local Lit | Global News | Page to Screen Local Lit Carl Llewellyn Weschcke, chairman of Minnesota publisher Llewellyn Worldwide—the largest and oldest New Age publisher in the world—passed away November 7, 2015, at the age of 85. Weschcke was the owner of the publishing company since 1961,...

Book Geek Bulletin: NaNoWriMo and More

Book Geek Bulletin is a regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Jump to: Local Lit | Global News | Page to Screen Local Lit Happy NaNoWriMo! National Novel Writing Month kicks off today, with participants around the world aiming to write 50,000 words by the end of November. Check out the Twin Cities page on the NaNoWriMo website for information on...

Book Geek Bulletin: Welcome to Halloween

Book Geek Bulletin is a regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Jump to: Local Lit | Global News | Page to Screen Local Lit On September 30, 2015, actor Jack Black and three of his Goosebumps costars made a surprise visit to Richard R. Green Central Park Community School in Minneapolis, where students were watching a preview of the film. Goosebumps opens...

Book Geek Bulletin: A Very Bookish October

Book Geek Bulletin is a regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Jump to: Local Lit | Global News | Page to Screen Local Lit On September 28, 2015, St. Paul author Julie Schumacher became the first woman to win the Thurber Prize for American Humor since the award was established in 1996. The U of M professor, nominated for her novel...

Book Geek Bulletin: Nerdfighters and Fowl Weather

Book Geek Bulletin is a regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Jump to: Local Lit | Global News | Page to Screen Local Lit On October 9 and 10, 2015, Vlogbrothers John and Hank Green will be bringing the inaugural NerdCon: Stories to the Minneapolis Convention Center. The convention—which was announced about six months ago but hasn’t received all that much...

Book Geek Bulletin: Kicking Off the Fall Rush

Book Geek Bulletin is a regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Local Lit University of Minnesota English professor Julie Schumacher’s novel Dear Committee Members made the shortlist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor. The award has previously been won only by men, but for the first time, all three finalists this year are women. The winner will be announced September 28, 2015....

Book Geek Bulletin: Fitzgerald, Fantasy, and Films

Welcome to a new regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Local Lit The Strand literary magazine has published “Temperature,” a never-before-seen short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald that was discovered in his papers at Princeton University. You can buy the issue here. Fitzgerald’s former brownstone on St. Paul’s Summit Avenue has been for sale since June, if you have $650,000 lying around....
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