Minnesota Nonfiction


Jeff Moravec

Jeff Moravec has spent more than 30 years and nearly 500 nights in a tent exploring the outdoors in Minnesota from the North Shore of Lake Superior and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, to the tallgrass prairie and blufflands in the state’s southern region. An accomplished writer and wildlife photographer, Moravec writes for the Star…


Susan Latta

Susan Latta holds an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Hamline University. She is the author of Bold Women of Medicine: 21 Stories of Astounding Discoveries, Daring Surgeries, and Healing Breakthroughs. She has written on history, biography, and geography topics for AppleSeeds and Faces magazines and contributed freelance projects to Heinemann Leveled…


Mary Krugerud

Mary Krugerud’s B.A. in Writing from Metropolitan State University led to a career in grant development at Normandale Community College. Her independent projects focused on historical tuberculosis. Krugerud’s book, Interrupted Lives: Tuberculosis in Minnesota and Glen Lake Sanatorium, detailed how patients experienced treatment at a sanatorium. In 2015, she received a Minnesota Historical Society Legacy…


Steve Hoffbeck

Steve Hoffbeck, a long-time professor of history at Minnesota State University Moorhead, was born in Minnesota and grew up as a dairy-farmer’s son on the family farm located five miles north of Morgan. His first book, The Haymakers: A Chronicle of Five Farm Families told of the blessings, toil, and woes of farming (a Minnesota…


Krista Finstad Hanson

Krista Finstad Hanson is a writer and historian. She is the author of two travel guides to museums in historic houses: Minnesota Open House and Wisconsin’s Historic Houses and Living History Museums. She has written a children’s science textbook, The Great Barrier Reef: A Natural Wonder and has also written freelance, nonfiction articles and essays…


Michael Brodkorb

Michael Brodkorb has spent his professional career working in politics, communications, and public relations. He is currently a columnist for MinnPost and previously worked as a special correspondent for the Star Tribune. He is a lifelong resident of Minnesota.


Wing Young Huie

In his 40-year career, photographer Wing Young Huie has captured the complex cultural realities of American society. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, and his best-known projects, Lake Street USA and The University Avenue Project, transformed Twin Cities’ thoroughfares into six-mile galleries, reflecting the everyday lives of thousands of its citizens. Chinese-ness: The Meanings of…


Susan Bartlett Foote

Susan Bartlett Foote is a writer, lawyer, historian, and health policy expert. She is professor emerita in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. She was an associate professor at the University of California – Berkeley, Legislative Counsel in the U.S. Senate, and consultant and advisor to government agencies and health organizations.…


Eric Dregni

Eric Dregni is the author of 20 books including You’re Sending Me Where? Dispatches from Summer Camp, Vikings in the Attic, Let’s Go Fishing, Weird Minnesota, and Never Trust a Thin Cook. As a Fulbright fellow to Norway, he survived a dinner of rakfisk (fermented fish) thanks to 80-proof aquavit, took the “meat bus” to…


John Coy

John Coy is the author of young adult novels, the 4 for 4 middle-grade series, and nonfiction and fiction picture books including Night Driving, Two Old Potatoes and Me, Hoop Genius, Game Changer, Their Great Gift, and My Mighty Journey: A Waterfall’s Story. He has received numerous awards for his work including a Marion Vannett…