‘Lost Duluth’ a finalist for the 2013 Minnesota Book Award

LostDuluth_CoverThe 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.

14 Responses to ‘Lost Duluth’ a finalist for the 2013 Minnesota Book Award

  1. Hi Kelly! As you likely know, I am a Caliguire too, though a St. Paul Caliguire—thanks for the kind words, cousin!

  2. Love the work that you’re doing Tony – Duluth holds a special place in our family. My great grandparent lived in a home on Park Point that is no longer replaced by the South Pier Inn. My grandfather rescued when falling into the canal around the age of 3. It is where my grandparents met in high school and soon after married. My mom shares many memories with me including the house she grew up in on the south side of Park Point. We drive by when visiting, appreciating that it is still there. Keep up the great work my friend – hope to see you soon.

  3. Thanks, Greg. I too was saddened when I discovered so many buildings which Duluth never should have lost.

  4. Thanks Greg, Claudia, Voula, and Jim! Readers, Greg is behind WDSE-TV’s “Lost Duluth,” based on the book. They are now at work on a sequel and are taking the story in their own direction, uncovering other “lost” features of the Zenith City not covered in the book. Can’t wait to see it–I think it will be running in March. Keep us posted, Greg!

  5. A fitting honor for Tony and Maryanne, who’s book has inspired me. And also saddened me. I just can’t get over how many marvelous buildings and attractions have fallen victim to the wrecking ball in the name of “progress”.

  6. Congratulations Tony! It’s a wonderful tribute to Duluth!! (Oh, by the way, this is Patte, Holly’s cousin.)

  7. Thanks you early risers! I always wonder who’s reading while everyone else is asleep. Maryanne and I appreciate the support.

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