Just in time for the 2016 Minnesota Book Awards, SELCO staff will “booktalk” each of this year’s 32 finalists for SELCOtv. A special YouTube playlist aggregates the videos as they are posted. During the days leading up to the awards ceremony on April 16, 1-2 booktalks from the eight award categories will be posted each day.
Here is a selection of those shared thus far in the individual MNBA genre categories:
- Poetry: Home Studies by Julie Gard
- Children’s Literature: Dad’s First Day by Mike Wohnoutka
- Minnesota: Minnesota State of Wonder by Brian Peterson, stories by Kerri Westenberg
- Memoir & Creative Nonfiction: Water and What We Know: Following the Roots of a Northern Life by Karen Babine
- Novel & Short Story: The Patron Saints of Lost Comfort Lake by Rachel Coyne