The Nominees for the Minnesota Book Awards have been announced, and I don’t know if this is final nominee list, the Long List, or the Super Long List, but there are quite a few nominees in each category.
Alison McGhee picked up a nomination for Young Adult Literature for her novel Falling Boy. McGhee has won four previous Minnesota Book Awards (1 for Children’s Book, 1 for Young Adult, 2 for Novel), with an additional two nominations.
In my literary greed, I’d like to see fewer picture books and more adult novels (or at least young adult, because All Rivers Flow to the Sea is as good as anything out there). But that’s just me.