Native American author Sherman Alexie titled his latest collection of short stories ‘Blasphemy’ because he’s been so regularly accused of it.
Louise Erdrich won for her novel ‘The Round House’ and William Alexander’s ‘Goblin Secrets’ was awarded the prize for Young People’s Literature.
The hounds hunt down a fight to the death among some Twin Cities writers, a festival celebrating the art of trading in Hewitt and celestial bodies and circuit bent music in Duluth.
The conversation is part of a series of listening sessions, in which MPR staff members engage with artists from diverse communities to find out more about what issues are most important to them.
Comics creator Bill Willingham said mythic fiction comics are possibly “the most vigorous movement in comics since superheros took over.”
On the hounds’ radar this week: Yet another new Twin Cities lit mag, a play about a unique relationship shaped in part by physical mishaps, and a wave of Twin Cities-based Cuban and salsa music.
Molly Beth Griffin of Minneapolis will receive a cash prize of $10,000 and her debut novel for young readers, ‘Silhouette of a Sparrow,’ will be published in September.
Writer David Rakoff who has died at age 47 visited MPR a number of times, and always left a quiet but strong impression
MIX – Minneapolis Indie Xpo – will not make it to year three.
The Hennepin County Library’s series will feature Michael Chabon, Naomi Wolf, Geoff Dyer and Calvin Trillin.