The 2021 Minnesota Ebook Awards took location nearly last night time for the 2nd year in a row, but that nonetheless failed to quit the nearby celebration of authors and producing.
Amongst the award winners: Danez Smith’s singular fashion of verse in Homie: Poems took household the poetry award, the Minnesota-by means of-Hawaii debut author Kawai Solid Washburn’s Sharks in the Time of Saviors was awarded the finest novel, and the instructor and founder of the Extra Than a Solitary Tale discussion sequence Carolyn Holbrook’s essay collection Convey to Me Your Names and I Will Testify won for memoir and resourceful nonfiction. Owls of the Japanese Ice: a Quest to Come across and Preserve the World’s Greatest Owl by Jonathan C. Slaght, who put in five years in Japanese Russia studying fish owls as part of his initially ebook, won in general nonfiction, and The Deep, Deep Snow, a compact city mystery by Brian Freeman won in the style fiction category.
On top of that, the ceremony honored the 2021 Kay Sexton Award to Alexs Pate, an creator and instructor in the Twin Towns and editor of the collection, Blues Eyesight: African American Producing from Minnesota.
See the complete checklist of winners beneath, and learn far more about all the authors nominated.
Owls of the Japanese Ice: A Quest to Come across and Preserve the World’s Greatest Owl, by Jonathan C. Slaght, Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Macmillan Publishers
The Deep, Deep Snow, by Brian Freeman, Blackstone Publishing
Novel & Limited Tale
Sharks in the Time of Saviors: A Novel by Kawai Solid Washburn, Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Macmillan Publishers
Memoir & Creative Nonfiction
Convey to Me Your Names and I Will Testify: Essays, by Carolyn Holbrook, University of Minnesota Push
Homie: Poems, by Danez Smith, Graywolf Push
Large Papa and the Time Device, by Daniel Bernstrom, illustrated by Shane Evans, HarperCollins Publishers
Center Quality Literature
What if a Fish, by Anika Fajardo, Simon & Schuster
Young Adult Literature
My Eyes Are Up In this article, by Laura Zimmermann, Dutton Guides for Young Audience/Penguin Random Home
Emilie Buchwald Award for Minnesota Nonfiction
Minnesota’s Geologist: The Lifetime of Newton Horace Winchell, by Sue Leaf, University of Minnesota Push