Artist Talk: 2024 Minnesota Book Artist Award

Wednesday, April 24, 2024; 7–8:30pm CT
Open Book Performance Hall

Hear from 2024 Minnesota Book Artist Award winner Vesna Kittelson about her new book Letters to AmeriKa at this in-person talk at Open Book.

Watch the full artist talk here.

Vesna Kittelson’s work is based on a decades-long imaginary conversation between Kittelson and American culture. As described by the artist, “the dialogue has been about everything, but especially my trying to understand the meaning of democracy and (absence of) justice for immigrants.” 



The Minnesota Book Awards is a year-long program that connects readers and writers throughout Minnesota with the stories of our neighbors.

The process begins in the fall with book submissions and continues through winter with two rounds of judging. Winners are announced at the annual Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony each spring. Woven throughout the season are various activities and events that promote the authors and connect the world of Minnesota books – writers, artists, illustrators, publishers, editors, and more – to readers throughout the state.