23rd annual Minnesota Book Award winners announced
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Also honored at this year's celebration was Carol Connolly, who was awarded the Kay Sexton Award for her constant commitment to the local writing scene over several decades.
For a complete list of winners, take a look after the jump.
Award for General Nonfiction: Michael Nordskog and Aaron W. Hautala, The Opposite of Cold: The Northwoods Finnish Sauna Tradition (University of Minnesota Press)
Award for Genre Fiction: Wendy Webb, The Tale of Halcyon Crane (Henry Holt & Company)
Award for Memoir & Creative Nonfiction: Bonnie J. Rough, Carrier: Untangling the Danger in My DNA (Counterpoint)
Award for Minnesota: Mary Lethert Wingerd, North Country: The Making of Minnesota (University of Minnesota Press)
Award for Novel & Short Story: John Reimringer, Vestments (Milkweed Editions)
Award for Poetry: Lightsey Darst, Find the Girl (Coffee House Press)
Award for Young People's Literature: Pete Hautman, Blank Confession (Simon & Schuster)
The Readers' Choice Award: Laurie Hertzel, News to Me: Adventures of an Accidental Journalist (University of Minnesota Press)
Kay Sexton Award: Carol Connolly