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Ranae Lenor Hanson

In her writing, Ranae Lenor Hanson weaves a path through the landscapes and communities of Minnesota that have informed her life and vision. In...
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Doug Mayfield

Doug Mayfield lives in northern Minnesota and has authored two literary fiction novels, award-winning Angle of Declination and The Saint Patrick's Day Hero, currently...
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Kandice Kay Magnan

Kandice Magnan grew up on a small dairy farm in central Minnesota. Surviving domestic violence, raising her four young children as a single mother,...
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Bridget Reistad

Bridget Reistad is an educator and librarian who has worked in K-12, public, and academic libraries for nearly 30 years. A licensed high school...
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Staci Drouillard

Staci Lola Drouillard lives and works in her hometown of Grand Marais, Minnesota, on the North Shore of Lake Superior. A Grand Portage tribal...
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Alex Messenger

Alex Messenger is a Duluth, Minnesota, author, marketer, and photographer who, at seventeen, was mauled by a grizzly bear. In the decade afterward, he’s...
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Nancy Atkinson

Nancy Atkinson is a science journalist and author with a passion for telling the stories of people involved in space exploration and astronomy. She...
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Barton Sutter

Bart Sutter is the only writer to win the Minnesota Book Award in three different categories: poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Among other honors,...
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Katya Gordon

Katya Gordon fell in love with the northern forests and Lake Superior when she first moved to Minnesota in 1991. She is a wilderness...
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Dean Hovey

Dean Hovey is an award-winning mystery author. His books include three series: "Pine County Mysteries," "Whistling Pines Cozy Mysteries," and "Doug Fletcher Park Ranger...

Nancy Atkinson

Nancy Atkinson is a science journalist and author with a passion for telling the stories of people involved in space exploration and astronomy. She writes for Universe Today and The Planetary Society. Her latest book about the Apollo Program, Eight Years to the Moon: The History of the Apollo Missions, shares the untold stories of…
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Mary Casanova

Once a can’t-sit-still reader, Mary Casanova now writes stories that matter and books readers can’t put down. She is the author of numerous award-winning books, from picture books (One-Dog Canoe) to books and book-inspired movies for American Girl (Grace); from middle grade adventure novels (Wolf Shadows and The Klipfish Code) as well as historical fiction…
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Tony Dierckins

Tony Dierckins, Duluth author and Saint Paul native, has written or co-written more than two dozen books. His regional history books include Crossing the Canal: An Illustrated History of Duluth’s Aerial Bridge and Lost Duluth: Landmarks, Industries, Buildings, Homes, and the Neighborhoods in Which They Stood (both finalists for the Minnesota Book Award). His work…
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Staci Drouillard

Staci Lola Drouillard lives and works in her hometown of Grand Marais, Minnesota, on the North Shore of Lake Superior. A Grand Portage tribal descendant, she has degrees from the University of Minnesota. Her first book, Walking the Old Road: A People’s History of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Anishinaabe was awarded the Hamlin…
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Julie Gard

Julie Gard’s prose poetry collections include Scrap: On Louise Nevelson and Home Studies, which was a finalist for a 2016 Minnesota Book Award. Her chapbooks are Obscura: The Daguerreotype Series and Russia in 17 Objects. Gard’s poems, stories, and essays have appeared in Gertrude, Fourth River, Clackamas Literary Review, Crab Orchard Review, Ekphrasis, and Blackbox…
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Katya Gordon

Katya Gordon fell in love with the northern forests and Lake Superior when she first moved to Minnesota in 1991. She is a wilderness leader, a Restorative Justice facilitator and trainer, a sailor, small business owner, climate activist, radio show host, wife, homemaker, and mother of two teenage daughters. She lives in Two Harbors.
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Linda LeGarde Grover

Linda LeGarde Grover is a member of the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe and a professor emeritus of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. Her works reflect her scholarly research on federal policy and American Indian families. Her fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction have received the Flannery O’Connor Award, the Northeastern Minnesota…
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Ranae Lenor Hanson

In her writing, Ranae Lenor Hanson weaves a path through the landscapes and communities of Minnesota that have informed her life and vision. In northern Minnesota, she learned an earth-based ethic like that of the Ojibwe people on whose land she grew up. After earning a Ph.D. in cross-cultural education, she taught writing and global…
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Dean Hovey

Dean Hovey is an award-winning mystery author. His books include three series: “Pine County Mysteries,” “Whistling Pines Cozy Mysteries,” and “Doug Fletcher Park Ranger Mysteries.” Hovey’s Family Trees won the 2018 Northeastern Minnesota Book Award for best fiction.
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Dianna Hunter

Dianna Hunter is the author of two nonfiction books, Wild Mares: My Lesbian Back-to-the-Land Life and Breaking Hard Ground: Stories of the Minnesota Farm Advocates. Both were finalists for the Minnesota Book Award. She was a farmer and farm advocate before beginning a career in writing and college teaching. She directed programs in writing and…
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