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Authors honored at book awards

Books about Glensheen, Ojibwe poetry and a memoir about life and cooking were among the works honored at this year's 29th annual Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards. Winners and honorable mentions were announced Thursday during a public event at the University of Minnesota Duluth in the categories of fiction; poetry; art, photography; children's literature; memoir; and nonfiction. Winners were given a $200 cash prize.


• Fiction: "Wintering" by Peter Geye, published by Alfred A. Knopf

• Poetry: "The Sky Watched: Poems of Ojibwe Lives" by Linda LeGarde Grover, published by Red Mountain Press

• Art, Photography: "Glensheen: The Official Guide to Duluth's Historic Congdon Estate" by Tony Dierckins with photography by Dennis O'Hara, published by Zenith City Press

• Children's Literature: "One North Star: A Counting Book" by Phyllis Root, illustrated by Betsy Bowen and Beckie Prange, published by University of Minnesota Press

• Memoir: "Homemade: Finnish Rye, Feed Sack Fashion, and Other Simple Ingredients from My Life in Food" by Beatrice Ojakangas, published by University of Minnesota Press

• Nonfiction: "What Should A Clever Moose Eat? Natural History, Ecology, and the North Woods" by John Pastor, published by Island Press

Honorable Mentions

• Fiction: "The Tao of Nookomis" by Thomas D. Peacock, published by North Star Press of St. Cloud, Inc.

• Poetry: "Meridian" by Mark Maire, published by Codhill Press

• Art, Photography: "In and Out of Context" by Tim White with excerpts from 21 Northland writers, published by Tight Squeek Press

• Children's Literature: "Storm's Coming!" by Margi Preus, illustrated by David Geister, published by Minnesota Historical Society Press

• Memoir: "The Contemplative Paddler's Fireside Companion" by Timothy McDonnell, published by North Star Press of St. Cloud, Inc.

• Nonfiction: "Jay Cooke State Park to Two Harbors: A Walking Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail" by Ron Morton and Judy Gibbs, published by Rockflower Press