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The Minnesota Author Project, associated with MN Writes MN Reads, is a contest for indie authors across the state of Minnesota. Through this project, libraries are helping local authors get the recognition they deserve for writing great books. Winners are announced each fall at the Minnesota Library Association Convention.

You can learn more about the project at https://indieauthorproject.librariesshare.com/minnesota/ and more about MN Writes MN Reads at https://www.mnwritesmnreads.org/

Minnesota Author Project books are available as ebooks through MN Writes MN Reads and ebooks Minnesota. You can read them online or download them to your device using the Biblioboard app.

Explore previous finalists and winners here.

2019 Finalists and Winners

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Adult Fiction

  • Matka by Sarah Hanley from Hennepin County Library [WINNER]
  • Nightfall by Brian Lutterman from Ramsey County Library
  • Deep Grass Roots by Marcia Neely from Great River Regional Library

Young Adult Fiction

2018 Adult Fiction Finalists and Winners

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Adult Fiction

  • Nerve Damage by Tom Combs from Plymouth Library
  • Betting on Paradise by Lizbeth Selvig from Lonsdale Public Library [WINNER]
  • Castle Danger by Chris Norbury from Owatonna Public Library

2018 Young Adult Fiction Finalists and Winners

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Young Adult Fiction

  • Evalene’s Number by Bethany Atazadeh from Wescott Library
  • They’re Always With You by Mary Lockman from Roseville Library
  • Journey’s Middle by B.K. Parent from Wildwood Library [WINNER]