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Book Geek Bulletin: Wins for Minnesota Lit

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 The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson, published by Graywolf Press, has won the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism. Read Star Tribune books writer Laurie Hertzel’s coverage of the awards ceremony here. St. Paul’s Marlon James (A...

Book Geek Bulletin: Hobbits, Harry Potter, and Hemingway

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 Warner Bros. has acquired the film rights to Fly a Little Higher, the book by Laura Sobiech about her son, Zach—“the Lakeland teenager who wrote the hit song ‘Clouds’ as a farewell to family and friends before...

The MN Hip-Hop Scene is Full of Geeks Making Really Cool Music

After I wrote about a certain Star Wars boom-bap joint on some other blog, I got to talking with an editor here at Twin Cities Geek about writing it up here as well. Then I got the notion that we could go further, and look not just at this lone song but at the greater sphere of geek culture within the Twin Cities’ hip-hop community. My editor asked something along the lines of, “How many hip-hop artists are geeks?”...

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....
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