Presenting Authors

In this section you’ll find our roster of authors presenting their work via readings, panels, and conversations—more information about these authors and their events is coming soon. 
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Chantel Acevedo
Kwame Alexander
Ayad Akhtar
Derf Backderf
Sophie Blackall
Bryan Bliss
Victoria Bond
David Bowles
W. Bruce Cameron
Sumita  Chakraborty
Jerry Craft
Kate dicamillo
Heid E. Erdrich
Jasper Fforde
Eric Gansworth
Lamar Giles
Kathleen Gros
David Hajdu
yona harvey
Linda Hogan
Ursula murray husted
tiffany d. jackson
Kim Johnson
Hope Larson
TED Mathys
Naomi Shihab Nye
James Patterson
Joy Priest
Tim Probert
Justin A. Reynolds
David A. Robertson
kathleen rooney
Tatiana Ryckman
Djenane Saint Juste
Yusef Salaam
Jon Scieszka
R. Sikoryak
james otis smith
Adam Smyer
Pamela Sneed
jonathan stutzman
frank wilderson
Kao Kalia Yang

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Minnesota Writers Mashup

The TCBF’s ever-popular Minnesota Author Morning Mingle will be reimagined this year in a fun and exciting new format, featuring the writers below!


Gretchen Anthony

Gretchen Anthony

Gretchen Anthony

Paulette Bonneur & Harper

Gretchen Anthony

David Bruns

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Scott Carpenter

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James Cihlar

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John Coy

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Anya Johanna DeNiro

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Lin Enger

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Anika Fajardo

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Reid Forgrave

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Matt Goldman

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Janet Graber

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Roy Guzman

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Michael Hall

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Colin Hamilton

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Margaret Hasse

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Carolyn Holbrook

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Rachel Anne Jolie

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Athena Kildegaard

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Patricia Kirkpatrick

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Thomas Maltman

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Alison McGhee

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Molly McGlennen

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Alex Messenger

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Diane C. Mullen

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Cole Nagamatsu

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Trung Le Nguyen

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J. R. Olson

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Alexs Pate

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Thomas Peacock

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Kaia Solveig Preus

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Michael Prior

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Julie Severson

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Jonathan C. Slaght

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William Souder

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Dennis Staples

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Caroline Stevermer

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Jason Walz

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Kawai Strong Washburn

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Wendy Webb

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Kathleen West

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Jack Zipes

Chapbook Authors

Rain Taxi is proud to include in this year’s TCBF the launch of a chapbook featuring the below poets of the Twin Cities responding to the murder of George Floyd and the uprising thereafter. The chapbook will be titled Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop and is edited by Mary Moore Easter


Coming Soon!