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Minnesota authors literally all over the map ... on new state map


Minnesota book authors are all over the map, quite literally, thanks to a new map available from the Minnesota Historical Society and Friends of the St. Paul Public Library, the Pioneer Press reports.

Titled, "From Main Street to Your Street: Minnesota Writers on the Map," the map was created to celebrate the Minnesota Book Awards' 25th anniversary. It's a two-sided illustrated map that includes information on 112 authors, which includes their birthplaces, dates of births and deaths, and their book titles.

The map features several recognizable names, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sinclair Lewis, Vince Flynn, Garrison Keillor and Kate DiCamillo, as well as lesser-known authors.

According to the Pioneer Press, the map measures 3 feet by 2 feet to mimic a real road map, and features caricatures of 51 authors created by St. Paul graphic artist and illustrator Chad Nestor.

The entire state is featured on one side of the map, and a smaller map of authors from the metro area is featured on the other. Also featured is a information about the all of the authors, divided into six regions.

The map is available for free at the Minnesota History Center Library Lobby and the Front Library desk at the Minnesota History Center.

You can also view a copy of the map online, and information about the authors is available at the the Minnesota Historical Society's website.

See a copy of the map below.

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