“Duluth: An Urban Biography” wins 2020–2021 Northeast Minnesota Book Award


Duluth: An Urban Biography, written by Zenith City Press‘s Tony Dierckins and published by Minnesota Historical Society Press, has won the 2020–2021 Northeast Minnesota Book Award for Non-fiction. (Due to the pandemic, this year’s award is for the last two years.) This is the third time Dierckins has won the award, previous wins coming with Glensheen: The Official Guide to Duluth’s Historic Congdon Estate (2017, due in large part to Dennis O’Hara’s fantastic photography) and Duluth’s Historic Parks: Their First 160 Years (2018, with coauthor extraordinaire Nancy S. Nelson). Duluth: An Urban Biography covers the entire history of the place we know call Duluth, from the formation of Lake Superior through 2020.

And please join us on Thursday, October 13, at Glensheen for the official launch of Duluth’s Grand Old Architecture 1870–1940 by Dierckins and the late Maryanne C. Norton. Doors open at 6:30, brief author presentation at 7 p.m. followed by a book signing. We will have copies of all of Dierckins’s books available at the signing.

And if you pre-ordered a copy of Duluth’s Grand Old Architecture 1870–1940, we start shipping today! Thanks for your patience!