Minnesota Nonfiction


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…


Frank Bures

Frank Bures is an award-winning travel writer and essayist. He is the editor of Under Purple Skies: The Minneapolis Anthology and the author of The Geography of Madness, which was selected by Newsweek as one of the best travel books of the decade. His work has appeared in Harper’s, The Atlantic, Outside, and other places…


Virginia Wright-Peterson

Virginia Wright-Peterson specializes in revealing untold narratives, especially the hidden stories of women. Her most recent book, A Woman’s War, Too reveals the roles taken by women from Minnesota during WWII, when they served in all branches of the military, and in industry, the home, and the community. Their heroism has not been adequately recognized.…

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Anton Treuer

Dr. Anton Treuer (pronounced troy-er) is Professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University and author of many books. Treuer has presented all over the U.S. and Canada and in several foreign countries on Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask, Cultural Competence & Equity, Strategies for Addressing the “Achievement” Gap,…