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Will Weaver, (born William Weller in Park Rapids, Minnesota in 1950), is an American author. His debut was Red Earth, White Earth, about a native Minnesotan returning to his home town due to conflicts between white farmers and local Native American. It was made into a CBS-TV movie in 1989. His 1989 short story collection, A Gravestone Made of Wheat and Other Stories, won many awards, including the Minnesota Book Award for Fiction. The title story was produced in 2006 as the independent feature film Sweet Land, featuring Ned Beatty.
Total Books: 62
Weaver has also written many stories for young adult, including the Billy Baggs baseball novels. These include Striking Out, Farm Team, and Hard Ball. He has also written Memory Boy, Claws, Full Service, and Defect. Saturday Night Dirt, the first of a series on dirt-racers, was released in 2008 followed by Super Stock Rookie.
In Weaver's youth, he enjoyed fishing and participating in sports (he was the captain of his high school basketball team). At 16 years of age, he once finished second in a demolition derby.
In addition to writing, Weaver became a creative-writing teacher at Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minnesota. He resides in the Bemidji area with his wife Rose, who is currently a professor at Bemidji State, and his teenage children.