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Time Travel in the Kitchen

Posted bypennefesm on 05 Feb 2010 | Tagged as: Authors, Cooking, History, MHS Author in the News, MHS press

phpkhzQzPA country at war. Nationwide concerns about conserving fuel. A big push for eating locally produced foods that are lower on the food chain.

Sound familiar? It all happened almost a century ago.

In an insightful interview in AgriNews, author Rae Eighmey comments on how today’s events reflect challenges faced in World War I. “The way I approach history is, if you can get a recipe, you can immediately be transported back in time,” says Eighmey. The sixty recipes in her book, Food Will Win the War, will take you there, too.

Jane Jeong Trenka on MinnPost

Posted byMary Poggione on 03 Feb 2010 | Tagged as: MHS Author in the News

Language of Blood CoverJane Jeong Trenka, author of the memoir The Language of Blood, is interviewed  by Amy Goetzman in MinnPost for an interesting take on the Haitian adoption issue. Trenka, who was adopted by an American family, found out as an adult that her Korean birth mother was still alive.


Jane Jeong Trenka has a new book out from local publisher Graywolf: Fugitive Visions: An Adoptee’s Return to Korea.

Author Paul Hillmer and Huffington Post

Posted byMary Poggione on 06 Jan 2010 | Tagged as: Asian American, Authors, History, Immigration, MHS Author in the News, MHS press

Peoples History of the HmongPaul Hillmer, author of A People’s History of the Hmong, is in the Huffington Post today with a new article, Abandoning the Hmong Again?, his analysis of Thailand’s controversial deportation of Hmong people to Laos.

An “artful collection of stories”

Posted byAlison Aten on 23 Nov 2009 | Tagged as: Authors, Fiction, MHS Author in the News, MHS press

A Travel Guide for Reckless Hearts book coverThe New York Times Book Review praised N. M. Kelby’s  A Travel Guide for Reckless Hearts yesterday as “an artful collection of stories.” To find out when and why N. M. is moving back to the Twin Cities, see her interview with Amy Goetzman in MinnPost.

Minnesota and Civic Engagement

Posted byMary Poggione on 04 Nov 2009 | Tagged as: History, MHS Author in the News, Nonprofit

Citizen Solution coverThe Center for Democracy and Citizenship at Augsburg College has just released a study that finds Minnesotans are leaders in voting and volunteering in the United States. The study, which you can download, was cowritten by codirecter of the center Harry Boyte, who is also the author of The Citizen Solution: How You Can Make a Difference, a hands-on guide to community activism using examples from Minnesota.

Kevin Kling’s Northern Lights, Southern Cross Opening This Week

Posted byMary Poggione on 22 Oct 2009 | Tagged as: Authors, Event, Kevin Kling, MHS Author in the News, MHS press

phph2YMx4Northern Lights/Southern Cross: Tales from the Other Side of the Worldopens this weekend at the Guthrie Theater’s Dowling Studio. MinnPost describes the piece as a “cosmic collaboration between artists from the United States and Australia.” Both the play and Kevin’s book The Dog Says How relate his experiences surviving a near-fatal motorcycle accident. The Pioneer Press also reviewed the show.

Check out the 3-Minute Egg interview with Kevin about the show and video of Kevin at Interact Center in Minneapolis. Cathy Wurzer also talked with Kevin about the show on MPR.

Kevin’s newest collection of stories, Kevin Kling’s Holiday Inn, is in stores now. He’ll share stories from the book at the Minneapolis Central Library’s Talk of the Stacks on November 12 and at Common Good Books on November 17.

Our Link to the Coen Brothers

Posted byMary Poggione on 30 Sep 2009 | Tagged as: Arts, Authors, History, MHS Author in the News, MHS press

Suburban World by Brad ZellarIn a recent article in the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Coen Brothers mentioned MHS book Suburban World by Brad Zellar as one of the inspirations for their new film A Serious Man:

“The Coens give most of the credit for the re-creation of the ’60s to their crew, but they say the look of “A Serious Man” is based partly on the Brad Zellar book “Suburban World: The Norling Photographs,” a collection of midcentury images of Bloomington, and on their own recollections.”

The release date for A Serious Man is October 2nd, but Suburban World by Brad Zellar is available now at a fine bookseller near you.

Legendary Homes of Lake Minnetonka

Posted byAlison Aten on 29 Sep 2009 | Tagged as: Event, MHS Author in the News

Dayton Burnett HouseThe Star Tribune spoke with Bette Jones Hammel, the author of Legendary Homes of Lake Minnetonka and featured photos from the book by Karen Melvin. The authors will share their book and stories about their favorite homes at The Bookcase in Wayzata on Wednesday October 14th at 7:00 p.m.

Reckless in Minnesota

Posted byAlison Aten on 28 Sep 2009 | Tagged as: Authors, Event, Fiction, MHS Author in the News, MHS press

A Travel Guide for Reckless Hearts book coverN. M. Kelby, author of the short story collection, A Travel Guide for Reckless Hearts, will be in the Twin Cities later this week to share her work at Common Good Books, Grand Hand Gallery, Birchbark Books, and The Bookcase in Wayzata. The Star Tribune explains why “it’s fun to have N. M. Kelby’s voice banging around your head.”

Sweet Land airs on TPT Wed. 9/23

Posted byAlison Aten on 22 Sep 2009 | Tagged as: Arts, Authors, Fiction, MHS Author in the News

Sweet LandTwin Cities Public Television will air the feature film Sweet Land, based on the short story by Will Weaver  on Wednesday September 23rd at 8:00 p.m. on Channel 2. Cathy Wurzer interviewed director Ali Selim and writer Will Weaver on Almanac last Friday.

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