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Book Geek Bulletin: Minnesota Coffee and Horror

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 Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is officially attached to the film adaptation of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, the much loved and sometimes controversial children’s horror books known in part for their beautifully creepy illustrations by...

Book Geek Bulletin: New Year, New Books

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 Minnesota sci-fi and fantasy convention CONvergence has announced its guests of honor for 2016, who include a number of writers: Amal El-Mohtar, poet, fiction writer, and editor; Amy Shira Teitel, popular-science writer focusing on spaceflight; Mark Oshiro,...

The Book Geek Guide to Movies and TV in 2016

Marvel and DC fans are getting amped up for the next round of comic-based movies, and there are a lot of those coming in 2016. But there are also a ton of films and series based on books hitting screens this year—in fact, almost every month has at least one. So here is your handy guide to 2016 in book-to-film adaptations. What are you most looking forward to seeing?   (This article was updated January 17, 2016.) January The...

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: 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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