Finalists Announced for the 2019 Minnesota Author Project

Congratulations to the finalists of the second annual Minnesota Author Projectwhich recognizes the best indie-published authors in the state of Minnesota!

Adult Fiction

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

Young Adult Fiction

Winners will be announced at the Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference on September 18, 2019, at Mystic Lake Center.  Winners in each category receive a $1,000 prize provided by the Minnesota Library Foundation and BiblioLabs.  

For more information on the contest and on the self-publishing resources provided by Minnesota Libraries to aspiring authors, visit

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