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.


429 Pieces

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We visit with editor, journalist and author Catherine Madison, whose latest book, The War Came Home with Him: A Daughter's Memoir has just been pub...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio and KSRQ


  • Added: Sep 10, 2015
  • Length: 07:49
  • Purchases: 2
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We visit with Jim Perlman, one of the editors of a new poetry collection titled, Amethyst and Agate: Poems of Lake Superior, published by Holy Cow ...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Sep 17, 2015
  • Length: 05:21
  • Purchases: 1
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Duluth Mayor Don Ness talks the micro and macro view ... unearned advantages ... and his transition from Donny the Kid Councilor to Don Ness, mayor...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2015
  • Length: 13:31
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When "they" said, "Write what you know," Margi Preus wasn't listening. The Duluth author's newest book, "The Bamboo Sword" takes place temporally,...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2015
  • Length: 09:47
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When author Jane St. Anthony was a girl, a man in her neighborhood killed himself. His wife and daughter moved away, but what St. Anthony remembe...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2015
  • Length: 09:29
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Musician, singer, songwriter, band member... Perennial Minnesota favorite Teague Alexy adds "author" to his resume with the release of "The New...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2015
  • Length: 10:01
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You might think the science-deniers are something new, but not that long ago in Minnesota, the folks that believed in the authenticity of the Kensi...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2015
  • Length: 09:46
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What could possibly be more interesting than reading a book about something called "the vampire squid from hell"? A book called, variously, "part ...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2015
  • Length: 07:38
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""Our people choose to protect our land. Our country was the first government in the world to create a national park. I’m proud of us. One of my fa...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2015
  • Length: 08:03
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The controversy, the complexity and what's been overlooked; Craig Packer talks people and lions and where the real danger is.

  • Added: Nov 13, 2015
  • Length: 09:38
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"Tracks in the Wild," a Minnesota Book Award winner in 1994, has been reissued by the University of Minnesota Press. Turns out, it's a perfect com...

  • Added: Nov 23, 2015
  • Length: 07:37
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In a perfect world, "The Reindeer Wish" would be sold with a few sets of earplugs.

  • Added: Nov 26, 2015
  • Length: 07:30
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"Through dark December solstice nights We learn to love and seek the light Where Christmas light abounds And all around is found ......

  • Added: Dec 04, 2015
  • Length: 09:17
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The back-of-the-jacket blurb says "Jason Fitger is a beleaguered professor of creative writing ... his life ... is revealed in series of hilarious ...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2016
  • Length: 06:04
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Anyone can come up with a quick menu for winter or summer ... but what's the right meal for "scorch," "dusk," "frost" or "thaw"?

  • Added: Jan 26, 2016
  • Length: 06:15
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A very special Christmas Eve episode of MN Reads with Kevin Kling: how to survive the holidays with family and why the mitten is always big enough.

  • Added: Dec 24, 2015
  • Length: 07:12
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MN Reads visits with journalist, columnist, and author Rick Shefchik about his newest book, "Everybody's Heard About the Bird: The True Story of 19...

  • Added: Jan 04, 2016
  • Length: 10:00
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Writing, like many other creative pursuits, isn't likely to make you rich. In fact, you'd be lucky if you could buy the odd sack of groceries now ...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2016
  • Length: 07:15
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Michael McConnell and his husband of 44 years, Jack Baker, were gay-married when gay-married wasn't cool - or even legal. But was it? How it's po...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2016
  • Length: 10:46
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Author and UMD Theater professor Tom Isbell on reading, writing and the Faithful Reader.

  • Added: Jan 26, 2016
  • Length: 07:39