Best Literary Press
Coffee House Press
Founded in 1984, Coffee House Press is a local nonprofit that nurtures the local literary scene as much as it dazzles on a national scale. Housed in the Grain Belt Bottling House in northeast Minneapolis, Coffee House has published a variety of best-selling and award-winning work over the years, such as Blood Dazzler by poet Patricia Smith and Our Sometimes Sister by novelist Norah Labiner. Other notable authors include essayist and poet Ron Padgett and memoirist Kao Kaliya Yang. It's not unusual for Coffee House to pick up literary awards throughout the year. So far, in 2016, Valeria Luiselli is a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction for Faces in the Crowd, which has already won the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction.