Local Author Morning Mingle

Twin Cities Book Festival, Minnesota State Fairgrounds
Friday, October 13, 2017: Opening Night Festivities
Saturday, October 14, 2017: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Morning Mingle: 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Start your day by mingling with over two dozen Minnesota authors who have published new books in the past year — books will be available for purchase and signing, and fair warning, there may be swag and door prizes!

Lesley Nneka Arimah

What It Means When A Man Fall From The Sky (Riverhead)

Todd Boss

Tough Luck (W. W. Norton & Company)

Nickolas Butler

The Hearts of Men (Ecco)

Shelley DeWees

Not Just Jane: Rediscovering Seven Amazing Women Writers Who Transformed British Literature (Harper Perennial)

Heid Erdrich

Curator of Ephemera at the New Museum for Archaic Media (Michigan State University Press)

Al Franken

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate (Twelve)

John Jodzio

If You Lived Here You'd Already Be Home (Soft Skull Press)

Sammi Jones

Derby Girl (North Dakota State University Press)

James Kakalios

The Physics of Everyday Things: The Extraordinary Science Behind an Ordinary Day (Crown)

Keith Lesmeister

We Could've Been Happy Here (MG Press)

Matt Mauch

Bird~Brain (Trio House Press)

Alison McGhee

Never Coming Back (Houghton Mifflin Harcout)

Kathleen Novak

Rare Birds (Permanent Press)

Dudley Riggs

Flying Funny: My Life Without a Net (University of Minnesota Press)

Russel Rathbun

The Great Wall of China and the Salton Sea: Monuments, Missteps, and the Audacity of Ambition (Eerdmans Publishing)

R.T. Rybak

Pothole Confidential: My Life as Mayor of Minneapolis (University of Minnesota Press)

Gerry Schmitt

Shadow Girl (Berkley) and Pekoe Most Poison (Berkley) (as Laura Childs)

Julie Schumacher

Doodling for Academics: A Coloring and Activity Book (University of Chicago Press)

Ashley Shelby

South Pole Station (Picador)

Quinton Skinner

Odd One Out (Prospect Park Books)

Joyce Sutphen

The Green House (Salmon Poetry)

Andrea Swensson

Got to Be Something Here: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound (University of Minnesota Press)

Amy Thielen

Give a Girl a Knife (Clarkson Potter)

Wendy Webb

The End of Temperance Dare (Lake Union Publishing)

Jack Zipes

The Sorcerer's Apprentice: An Anthology of Magical Tales (Princeton University Press) and
Tales of Wonder: Retelling Fairy Tales through Picture Postcards (University of Minnesota Press)