The first official book released by Zenith City Press, Lost Duluth: Landmarks, Industries, Buildings, Homes, and the Neighborhoods in which They Stood, has been named as a finalist in the Minnesota category of the 2013 Minnesota Book Awards.
Lost Duluth was written by Zenith City’s publisher, Tony Dierckins, along with our senior historian, Maryanne C. Norton. Dierckins last book, Crossing the Canal: an Illustrated History of Duluth’s Aerial Bridge, was a finalist in the same category in 2009.
Other finalists in the Minnesota Category include Every Man Did His Duty: Pictures & Stories of the Men of the First Minnesota by Wayne D. Jorgenson (Tasora Books); The Minnesota Book of Skills: Your Guide to Smoking Whitefish, Sauna Etiquette, Tick Extraction, and More by Chris Niskanen (Minnesota Historical Society Press), and Mni Sota Makoce: The Land of the Dakota by Gwen Westerman and Bruce White (Minnesota Historical Society Press).
Another Duluthian was nominated this year in the Young People’s Literature category. Margi Preus—whose Heart of a Samurai is a 2011 Newbery Honor Book, an ALSC Notable Book and a recipient of the Asian Pacific American Award for Children’s Literature—is a finalist for her new book, Shadow on the Mountain (Amulet Books/Abrams).
Award winners will be announced at the 25th Annual Minnesota Book Awards, Saturday, April 13, at the Minneapolis Hilton Hotel. You can read the complete list of finalists here.