A hearty congratulations to our hometown author, Louise Erdrich, who won this year’s National Book Award in fiction for The Round House! She also owns a fabulous local bookstore in a quaint neighborhood outside downtown Minneapolis. It’s called Birchbark Books. Check it out!



Young People’s Literature:
William Alexander, Goblin Secrets
(Margaret K. McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)

David Ferry, Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations
(University of Chicago Press)

Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
(Random House)


Louise Erdrich, The Round House (Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers)

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  1. inbedwithbooks reblogged this from schoollibraryjournal and added:
    Okay, among many other things to envy about Katherine Boo and Louise Erdrich, I really want their boots.
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  3. soul-of-steam reblogged this from isthatwhatyoumint and added:
    Because creative writing.
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  5. goldvoid reblogged this from isthatwhatyoumint and added:
    One of the best teachers I’ve ever had, I’m so excited for him!
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  7. thevictorianfirefly reblogged this from cerebrumhabeo and added:
    THATS RIGHT. Go read his book Goblin Secrets. It’s adorable and oh so much fun.
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  9. isthatwhatyoumint reblogged this from cerebrumhabeo and added:
    william alexander is one of my teachers this semester! he is an amazing man! so thoughtful and kind and just over all a...
  10. cerebrumhabeo reblogged this from mcad-library and added:
    The freakout I had upon learning that Will won was…well, inhuman. He is such a wonderful man, and I’m proud to have him...
  11. mcad-library reblogged this from schoollibraryjournal and added:
    Recognize that face on the left? It’s our very own Liberal Arts Instructor, Will Alexander. Congrats on your award,...
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