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.


374 Pieces

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Eugenie Anderson and Coya Knutson had a lot in common. They were born three years apart (1909 and 1912), they both entered Minnesota politics in ...

Bought by WOUB


  • Added: Nov 14, 2019
  • Length: 10:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Authors aren't performers like actors or musicians, but they seem to get roped into public appearances to read their work pretty regularly.

  • Added: Sep 19, 2019
  • Length: 11:31
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New and established Minnesota-based writers of the LGBTQIA+ community have had their voices heard via the Queer Voices reading series since 1993. ...

  • Added: Nov 14, 2019
  • Length: 12:37
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It only took two visits to Hawk Ridge to inspire poet Phil Fitzpatrick's love letter to raptors, the Ridge, and the staff and volunteers who make i...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2019
  • Length: 11:09
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Several well-known poets, including Duluth's poet laureate, will join some lesser-known poets and musicians Sunday afternoon for Poets on the Water...

Bought by WOUB


  • Added: Sep 09, 2019
  • Length: 07:27
  • Purchases: 1
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DNA tests are answering a lot of questions for some people ... and creating new questions for others.

Bought by WOUB


  • Added: Sep 09, 2019
  • Length: 09:09
  • Purchases: 1
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Thomas Peacock's latest book for children tackles a lot of adult themes: connection to culture, to tradition, family relationships and coping with ...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2019
  • Length: 08:49
Caption: "I am afraid of my own voice" These were "drift words" that were allowed to "drift away from"!, Credit: Duluth Poetry Chapter/Facebook
Last weekend's DriftWords event found poets ranging up and down the shore at Wisconsin Point: writing poems with sticks in the sand, with markers o...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2019
  • Length: 14:53
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Sarah Stonich doesn't let go of things easily. Or perhaps they just don't let go of her. Even though she lives in the Twin Cities, northern Minne...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2019
  • Length: 18:14
Caption: Joy Harjo, Credit: Joy Harjo/Facebook
Award-winning novelist and poet Linda LeGarde Grover shares her thoughts on the selection of Joy Harjo as the first Native American Poet Laureate.

  • Added: Jul 04, 2019
  • Length: 11:26
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The former curator of the Duluth Art Institute, Annie Dugan, and photographer John Heino sit in for a wide-ranging conversation with journalist/pho...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2019
  • Length: 22:17
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It's billed as "a world where people can present as they wish, and where dress-up is real."

  • Added: Jul 29, 2019
  • Length: 14:07
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When Thomas Peacock's publisher came to him asking for a new book, they said there were plenty of books about Lake Superior, trees, rocks ... "Wha...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2019
  • Length: 08:39
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Honey and maple syrup might be better for you than sugar. They might be better for the environment. But even better, and sweet as anything, is how ...

  • Added: May 23, 2019
  • Length: 12:45
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In this surprisingly personal conversation with The "award-winning, million-copy bestselling author Leif Enger," the lifelong-Minnesotan-turned-Dul...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2019
  • Length: 23:29
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It couldn't have been more of a jolt. Lifelong Minnesotan Anika Fajardo left Madison, WI in January to spend her break with the father she'd never...

  • Added: May 10, 2019
  • Length: 15:26
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Writer and translator Barbara Sjoholm talks about the art of translation and her joy at helping bring some of the stories of the indigenous Sami pe...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2019
  • Length: 15:36
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MN Reads has a conversation with Phyllis Root, the author of The Lost Forest, illustrated by Betsy Bowen and published in 2019 by University of Min...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2019
  • Length: 15:11

  • Added: Jun 21, 2019
  • Length: 15:58
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Missing and murdered Native women - and what happens to their children when they disappear - are at the center of Linda LeGarde Grover's latest nov...

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  • Added: Jun 21, 2019
  • Length: 15:17
  • Purchases: 1