MN Reads

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Author interviews connecting you with the latest books by Minnesota authors.

Find out who's writing in Minnesota on Minnesota Reads. The North 1033 spotlights books by Minnesota authors every week.


355 Pieces

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The North 1033's Chris Harwood speaks with Peter Geye, the author of The Ski Jumpers, a novel published in 2022 by University of Minnesota Press. G...

  • Added: Sep 10, 2022
  • Length: 09:48
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Gary Boelhower talks about his Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards nominated children's book "A Common Thirst"

  • Added: Aug 11, 2022
  • Length: 12:56
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Sarah Bamford Seidelmann talks about her Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards nominated novel "Where the Deer Dream"

  • Added: Jul 28, 2022
  • Length: 08:16
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Joy and tears were both a part of the experience for author Staci Lola Drouillard in writing the 2022 release Seven Aunts published by the Universi...

  • Added: Jul 08, 2022
  • Length: 08:32
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KUMD's Chris Harwood speaks with Beth Dooley, a Minneapolis-based chef and columnist who is the author of The Perennial Kitchen: Simple Recipes for...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2021
  • Length: 12:42
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KUMD's Chris Harwood speaks with Ronda Snow, the author of a new children's book, The Little People and the Water of Life that will be published in...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2021
  • Length: 10:38
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KUMD's Chris Harwood speaks with writer and journalist Martin Keller about The Space Pen Club: Close Encounters of the 5th Kind -- UFO Disclosure, ...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2021
  • Length: 13:15
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Linda LeGarde Grover has turned her hand to telling some old stories in her latest book, Gichigami Hearts Stories and Histories from Misaabekong: ...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2021
  • Length: 07:52
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A character readers may remember from Thomas Peacock's Beginnings and The Tao of Nookomis has penned his own story. Author and publisher Thomas P...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2021
  • Length: 13:42
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KUMD's Chris Harwood speaks with Eric Dregni, author of "For the Love of Cod: A Father and Son's Search for Norwegian Happiness," published in 2021...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2021
  • Length: 17:37
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Liz Granholm heard many stories about Rabbit and Otter's ricing trip when she was growing up. She took different lessons from each telling: the ne...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2021
  • Length: 11:32
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Ranae Hanson was already deeply committed to combating climate change when she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Then suddenly everything made s...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2021
  • Length: 19:35
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Journalists can get in a lot of trouble following their curiosity down the rabbit hole. And they can also have a lot of fun. Just ask Todd Melby,...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2021
  • Length: 13:07
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James Bird kind of likes to right - or write - past wrongs. When the director/screenwriter (We Are Boats, Honeyglue) decided to follow a longtime ...

  • Added: May 18, 2021
  • Length: 18:36
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KUMD's Chris Harwood talks with Klecko, baker and award-winning author, about his latest book, Lincolnland, published in 2021 by Paris Morning Publ...

  • Added: Jun 07, 2021
  • Length: 13:59
Caption: Illustration from "Why the Bear Has A Short Tail", Credit: SAM ZIMMERMAN
Sam Zimmerman is taking a class to re-learn his language, Ojibwemowin. He laughs his efforts are making his ancestors' ears bleed, but if Sam's an...

  • Added: May 04, 2021
  • Length: 15:55
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One look at the whimsical cover illlustration for Kao Kalia Yang's Yang Warriors, and you're pretty sure what it's going to be about: a band of plu...

  • Added: May 04, 2021
  • Length: 16:17
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Mary Casanova knew that there was talent and artistry - and mental illness - in her gene pool. So in her third Rainy Lake historical novel, she sp...

  • Added: Apr 28, 2021
  • Length: 11:55
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Clare Cooley has lived through sexual assault, the suicide of a family member and the drug addiction of another. But all the way back to a trouble...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2021
  • Length: 16:57