Featured Writers

Christopher Lehman

Christopher P. Lehman is a professor of Ethnic Studies at St. Cloud State University. He has been a visiting fellow at Harvard University’s Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. His work has appeared in Minnesota History magazine and in periodicals for county-level historical societies throughout Minnesota. His…

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Naomi Kritzer

Naomi Kritzer has been writing science fiction and fantasy for 20 years. Her short story “Cat Pictures Please” won the 2016 Hugo and Locus Awards and was nominated for the Nebula Award. Cat Pictures Please and Other Stories was released in 2017. Her young adult novel Catfishing on Catnet (based…

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Sheila O’Connor

Sheila O’Connor is the author of Where No Gods Came, Tokens of Grace, and Evidence of V: A Novel in Fragments, Facts, and Fictions. Her novels for readers (10+) include Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth, Sparrow Road, and Keeping Safe the Stars. Awards for her books include the Michigan Prize for…

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The Minnesota Writers Directory is a project of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library as the Minnesota Center for the Book. The Library of Congress designated The Friends as Minnesota’s Center in 2012, and in that role The Friends promotes reading, literacy, and libraries throughout Minnesota. Learn more >>

How To Get Listed on the Directory

Thanks for your interest! If you currently live in Minnesota and have your work published in book form, you can apply to be listed. Simply fill out our online application, and we’ll contact you after we’ve reviewed it.

Criteria for all applicants

  • You must live and work in Minnesota. If you live in Minnesota for part of the year, please outline your availability in your application. You will be accepted at the discretion of the Minnesota Center for the Book.
  • You must be willing to provide an email address for your profile. (This will not be listed on the website, but it will be used to create a unique contact form linked to your email address.)
  • You must be willing to have your location in Minnesota (county only) listed in the directory.