NEMBA was established in 1988 to recognize books that substantially represent northeastern Minnesota in the areas of history, culture, heritage, or lifestyle.
Prizes are currently awarded in six categories: (1) Nonfiction (2) Fiction (3) Art, Photography (4) Children's Literature (5) Poetry, and (6) Memoir.
The winning author in each category will receive a cash prize of $200. The winning author and the honorable mention in each category will receive a glass plaque as well as 100 NEMBA book seals.
For purposes of the Awards, northeastern Minnesota is defined to include
the following counties: Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Kanabec, Koochiching,
Lake, Pine, and St. Louis.
To be eligible for the 28th annual awards (presented in May 2016), books must have been originally published in 2015. Nominated books must substantially represent northeastern Minnesota in the areas of history, culture, heritage, or lifestyle. Eligible books are those written in English and published in bound paper format.
NOTE: Nominations for the 29th NEMBA, honoring books published
in 2016, will be accepted beginning November 1, 2016.
NEMBA Book Seals
NEMBA Winner Book Seal
NEMBA Honorable Mention Book Seal
If you are a winner or honorable mention recipient of past Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards, please contact the Library NEMBA Team by email (email@example.com) or phone, 218-726-7889 for ordering information.
Presented by the Kathryn A. Martin Library
416 Library Drive
Duluth, MN 55812
with financial support from Friends of the Duluth Public Library
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