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What's the good word? The winners at the Minnesota Book Awards

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The best of the best from Minnesota authors in 2015 was honored at the 28th annual Minnesota Book Awards over the weekend.

Put on by The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library, more than 900 people were at the awards show in St. Paul Saturday, the group says.

Eligible books were those written by a Minnesotan and first published in 2015. A total of 252 books were nominated, 32 were picked as finalists, and winners were picked by a panel of judges from around the state. Here's a look at the winners:

Award for Children’s Literature

 (Photo: Harper Collins)

(Photo: Harper Collins)

Michael Hall – "Red: A Crayon’s Story"

Award for General Nonfiction

 (Photo: Public Affairs Books)

(Photo: Public Affairs Books)

Ryan Berg – "No House to Call My Home: Love, Family and Other Transgressions"

Award for Genre Fiction

 (Photo: macmillan Publishers)

(Photo: macmillan Publishers)

Ellen Hart – "The Grave Soul"

Award for Memoir & Creative Nonfiction

 (Photo: University of Minnesota Press)

(Photo: University of Minnesota Press)

Karen Babine – "Water and What We Know: Following the Roots of a Northern Life"

Award for Minnesota

 (Photo: University of Minnesota Press)

(Photo: University of Minnesota Press)

Larry Millett – "Minnesota Modern: Architecture and Life at Midcentury"

Award for Novel & Short Story

 (Photo: Penguin Random House)

(Photo: Penguin Random House)

Charles Baxter – "There’s Something I Want You to Do"

Award for Poetry

 (Photo: BOA Editions)

(Photo: BOA Editions)

Ray Gonzalez – "Beautiful Wall"

Award for Young People’s Literature

 (Photo: Lerner Books)

(Photo: Lerner Books)

Shannon Gibney – "See No Color"

Book Artist Award (previously announced)

 (Photo: The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library)

(Photo: The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library)

Wendy Fernstrum – "One is the Holiest Number (#2)"

Hognander Minnesota History Award (previously announced)

 (Photo: University of Minnesota Press)

(Photo: University of Minnesota Press)

William D. Green – Degrees of Freedom: The Origins of Civil Rights in Minnesota, 1865-1912

Kay Sexton Award (previously announced)

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