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Where Readers & Authors Meet

Deep Valley

book festival

Celebrating Authors & Books

DVBF 2021

6th Edition Live

Sat., October 2, 2021
Loose Moose Saloon & Conference Center
Mankato, MN
Largest literary festival of its kind in Southern Minnesota!

Will grew up on a farm in northern Minnesota.  He graduated from the University of Minnesota and Stanford University.  His debut novel, Red Earth, White Earth, was published by Simon & Schuster, and was produced as a CBS television movie.  A Gravestone Made of Wheat & Other Stories won the Minnesota Book Award for Fiction.  The New York Times Book Review called it "…a graceful collection, one that views America's heartland with a candid but charitable eye.”

 

Several of his stories have been produced by National Public Radio and other arts groups. The title story, A Gravestone Made of Wheat was adapted into the film Sweet Land, starring Alan Cumming and Ned Beatty. In 2017 Sweet Land was produced as a musical by the History Theatre of Saint Paul.

 

A versatile writer, Will Weaver's several novels for young adults include Memory Boy and Striking Out (HarperCollins). Chosen as a teen “top ten” book by the American Library Association, Memory Boy was a 2016 production of the Minnesota Opera, Youth Division. His nonfiction work includes The Last Hunter, Barns of Minnesota, and the introduction to Libraries of Minnesota.

 

A recent judge for the National Book Awards and a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post,  he is currently finishing new novel for adults, plus editing a recently discovered memoir of childhood by the late Minnesota author Jon Hassler. 

2021 DVBF 6th Edition Keynote Author

Award Winning Author

See all DVBF authors, illustrators, publishers ​and literary organizations in the Author Directory
Young Writer & Artist Competition

Accepting entries through June 30, 2021.

 

Awards presented at the 6th Edition DVBF on October 2, 2021.

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