I recently gave the commencement address at Bemidji State University in northern Minnesota. On a perfect spring day, 800+ graduates and 3500 family and friends…Read article
Hi, I’m Will Weaver.
I’m a writer from the upper Midwest. I’ve published novels with Farrar, Straus and Giroux, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster, and have had two film adaptations. I lead both an outdoor and a literary life. In 2011 I was a fiction judge for the National Book Awards, but I also love snowshoeing across a silent snowy field. If you’re a reader or writer on your own path, thanks for visiting my site. You’ll find fiction and nonfiction for adults and young adults. If you enjoy the conversation of a literary life, take a look at my blog, “In The Write.”
P.S. Coming to Seattle in 2018: Sweet Land: The Musical. It’s adapted from my short story, “A Gravestone Made of Wheat.” Find this story in the Sweet Land book below. http://www.historytheatre.com/2016-2017/sweet-land-musical
"Weaver writes with both lyrical excitement and gritty power." (San Francisco Chronicle) "Weaver's characters are rendered in the manner of Steinbeck's people... [with] compassion and values rarely found in today's literature." (Chicago Sun-Times)
My World. Real and imagined. In Writing
The post-apocalyptic future is near, and the Newell family escape to the safety of their summer cabin to survive in the new world.Read more
A collection of hand-picked stories that offer a vivid portrait of swirling, intergenerational changes in the Midwest.Read more
Two years ago, the ash started falling like gray snow. Now Miles and Sarah must adapt to a changing world.Read more
In the summer of '65, high school sophomore-to-be Paul lands a job outside his communal farm, and begins to see the real nature of adults.Read more
In the Write
If you write and like books, this blog's for you.
You’ve heard that line. Maybe it was a parent speaking to a child behaving badly. Maybe it was in a public place where a couple…Read article
At every writing workshop I teach, I learn something. Or relearn it. Recently with a group of twenty earnest adults in a small library room…Read article