If you wanna be a writer you gotta be a reader. We likely all agree on that. But what kind of reader? It's fun when…Read article
Hi, I’m Will Weaver.
I’m a writer from the upper Midwest. I live in northern Minnesota on the Mississippi River not from its headwaters. I’ve published novels with Farrar Straus and Giroux, HarperCollins, 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 hiking and exploring (Norway photo above). 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.”
––SWEET LAND, the award-winning indie film adaptation of my short story “A Gravestone Made of Wheat” is now streaming on Amazon Prime. With Alan Cumming, Alex Kingston, Ned Beatty and Tim Guinee. Directed by Ali Selim.
"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) "Makes you feel good about the state of American fiction." (Cleveland Plain Dealer) "Views America's heartland with a candid but charitable eye..." (The New Yorker)
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.
Books for (Lost) Boys
Several authors use the title "Lost Boys," including Orson Scott Card and crime writer Faye Kellerman. But I want to talk about real lost boys–male…Read article
Tolkien, Kerouac, and You
I wrote a full draft of my my most successful novel in three weeks. However, every novel is its own puzzle to solve, and it's…Read article