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Larry Alfred Woiwode (born October 30, 1941) is an America writer who lives in North Dakota, where he has been the state's Poet Laureate since 1995. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, Harpers, Gentleman's Quarterly, The Partisan Review and The Paris Review. He is the author of five novels; two collections of short stories, a commentary titled "Acts," a biography of the Gold Seal founder and entrepreneur, Harold Schafer, Aristocrat of the West, a book of poetry, Even Tide; and reviews and essays and essay-reviews that have appeared in dozens of publications, including The New York Times and The Washington Post Book World.

His first novel, What I'm Going to Do, I Think (1969) won acclaim, and received the William Faulkner Foundation Award for the "best first novel of 1969"; Beyond the Bedroom Wall (1975) sold over 2,000,000 copies, and was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Book Critics Circle Award. He has received two awards from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, including the Medal of Merit, rewarded every six years, for a "distinguished contribution to the art of the short story": a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, a Lannan Foundation Literary Fellowship and a Lannan Foundation Studio Award; the John Dos Passos Prize, for a distinguished body of work, and the Aga Khan Prize for short fiction, and the Theodore Roosevelt Roughrider Award, the highest honor a North Dakota citizen may receive, among other awards and prizes, and he has published two dozen stories in The New Yorker.

Born in Carrington, North Dakota, Woiwode attended the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) for four-and-a-half years, where he worked with John Frederick Nims and Charles Shattuck, and after serving as copywriter and voice-over and live talent for a CBS affiliate in the area he left to live in New York for five years; later he returned to New York state, after the death of John Gardner, and took Gardner's position as director of the Creative Writing Program at the State University of New York, Binghamton; he was a tenured full professor there, besides directing the Creative Writing Program. He spent several years living and working on short stories and his third novel in the Chicago area before returning to North Dakota in 1978, where he lives twelve miles outside Mott and raises registered quarterhorses.

Besides his tenure at SUNY-Binghamton, he has served as Writer in Residence at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and conducted summer sessions as a professor at Wheaton College, Chicago, and the C.S. Lewis Seminars at Cambridge; he has also conducted seminars and workshops in fourteen states of the U.S., all of the Canadian provinces but British Columbia, and in England, Lithuania, and the Scandinavias. His work has been translated into a dozen languages, and Johnathan Yardley, of the Washington Post Book Work, named Beyond the Bedroom Wall one of the 20 best novels of the 20th Century. Woiwode has published a dozen books in a variety of genres, six of which have been named notable books of the year by the New York Times Book Review. His most recent publications are two memoirs that were widely received and reviewed, What I Think I Did and A Step From Death. He is currently Writer in Residence at Jamestown College in Jamestown, North Dakota.

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Total Books: 40
Words for Readers and Writers Spirit-Pooled Dialogues
The Invention of Lefse A Christmas Story
2011 - The Invention of Lefse a Christmas Story (Audio CD)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781610453899
ISBN-10: 1610453891
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Words Made Fresh Essays on Literature and Culture
2011 - Words Made Fresh Essays on Literature and Culture (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781433527401
ISBN-10: 1433527405
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction

A Step from Death A Memoir
2009 - A Step From Death a Memoir (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781582434698
ISBN-10: 1582434697
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality

What I Think I Did
2001 - What I Think I Did (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780465078493
ISBN-10: 0465078494
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

Aristocrat of the West The Story of Harold Schafer
2000 - Aristocrat of the West the Story of Harold Schafer (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780911042528
ISBN-10: 0911042520
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

What I Think I Did A Season of Survival in Two Acts
2000 - What I Think I Did a Season of Survival in Two Acts (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780465078486
ISBN-10: 0465078486
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

Beyond the Bedroom Wall A Family Album
1997 - Beyond the Bedroom Wall a Family Album (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781555972585
ISBN-10: 1555972586
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Silent Passengers Stories
1993 - Silent Passengers Stories (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780689121593
ISBN-10: 0689121598
Genre: Literature & Fiction

1993 - Acts (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780060694043
ISBN-10: 0060694041
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles

Indian Affairs
1992 - Indian Affairs (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780689121555
ISBN-10: 0689121555
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Neumiller Stories
1991 - The Neumiller Stories (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140149012
ISBN-10: 0140149015
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Born Brothers
1989 - Born Brothers (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140121858
ISBN-10: 0140121854
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Poppa John
1981 - Poppa John (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780374526733
ISBN-10: 0374526737
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Even Tide
1979 - Even Tide (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780571120116
ISBN-10: 0571120113

Beyond the Bedroom Wall
1976 - Beyond the Bedroom Wall (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780380006847
ISBN-10: 0380006847
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

Larry Woiwode The Street/Readings
Larry Woiwode the Street/readings (Audio Cassette)
ISBN-13: 9781556441172
ISBN-10: 1556441177

Larry Woiwode Interview
Larry Woiwode Interview (Audio Cassette)
ISBN-13: 9781556441189
ISBN-10: 1556441185