How do angry men become that way? What has gone wrong in their lives? One answer might be reading–or lack of it. Reading has a…Read article
Hi, I’m Will Weaver.
I’m a writer from the Midwest. I’ve published novels with Farrar, Straus and Giroux, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster. That’s me dressed up for the National Books Awards in New York City, where I was a recent judge. In my own writing I always aim for a closely observed setting, one I know well, but I’m reaching for universal themes. Matters of the heart that connect us all. If you’re a reader on your own search, thanks for visiting my site. You’ll find fiction and nonfiction for adults and young adults. If you’re an aspiring writer or just like literary conversation, take a look at my blog, “In The Write.”
P.S. Now Playing, 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.
It's time to admit what you know in your bones: there's a deep conspiracy against you finishing your novel. The conspiracy is all-encompassing. It's like…Read article
Authors always wonder if we're making connection. Here's a sweet letter from a reader: "Hi! A couple months ago I came across your short fiction…Read article