Lintelman wins Minnesota Book Award
Apr 20, 2010
History professor Dr. Joy K. Lintelman won the Minnesota Book Award in the general nonfiction category for her work “I Go to America: Swedish American Women and the Life of Mina Anderson.” The winners were announced Saturday, April 17, at a gala award ceremony. Two hundred fifty books were nominated for awards with 32 finalists selected.
Lintelman’s book traces the story of Mina Anderson, a writer who emigrated from Sweden to Wisconsin and then to the Twin Cities. Anderson worked on a farm with her husband in rural Mille Lacs County. She raised seven children and contributed to rural Swedish life through her fiction, poetry and letters to Swedish American newspapers.
The 22nd annual Minnesota Book Awards is a project of the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library.