About the Minnesota Authors Biographies Project

The history of the book in Minnesota is a rich one; our state's literary tradition, deep. People often have question about Minnesota writers, whether great, overlooked or forgotten. With support from Art and Cultural Heritage Funding, we were able to put together this new resource for students, scholars, and readers providing quick access to introductory biographical material on local authors.

We started with a slate of 35 well known authors and, with continued funding, we will be able to add to these biographies on a ongoing basis. If you have suggestion for who you would like to see included, please let us know by dropping an email to: collections.mnhs.org.

Almost all of the titles mentioned here are available for use in the Minnesota Historical Society Library while others are available in other MNPals libraries across the state.

MHS Library Hours:

  • Tuesday noon to 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday through Friday noon to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday noon to 4 p.m. (closed Sundays from Memorial Day through Labor Day)

Happy reading!

Terms of Use

Information, images, audio and videos in Collections Online are for research and personal use only. If an image from Collections Online is to be used for a school paper or project where only a single copy will be produced, you may copy the image from the website and use it without charge, but please use the following credit line: Courtesy, Minnesota Historical Society, [ID Number]. For all other uses, please refer to the Society's Conditions of Use.