From the St Paul Friends of the Library and the Minnesota Book Award Committee comes the following announcement. More information is available at their website.
Nominations for the 21st annual Minnesota Book Awards are open now through Friday, December 12, 2008. The eight categories in which books may be entered are Children’s Literature, General Nonfiction, Genre Fiction, Memoir & Creative Nonfiction, Minnesota, Novel & Short Story, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature. Anyone may nominate an eligible book by completing the nomination form and submitting five non-returnable copies of the book, plus the $40 nomination fee, to The Friends’ office. Nomination forms and the eligibility and entry guidelines are available online at http://www.thefriends.org or by calling 651/366-6497.