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David Oppegaard is the author of The Town Built on Sorrow (Sept. 2017-Flux), the 2016 MN Book Award finalist The Firebug of Balrog County (Flux), the Bram Stoker-nominated The Suicide Collectors (St. Martin’s Press), And the Hills Opened Up (Burnt Bridge), and Wormwood, Nevada (St. Martin’s Press).

David grew up in the small town of Lake Crystal, MN, and wrote his first novel at the age of fifteen. David’s work is a blend of YA, literary fiction, science fiction, horror, and dark fantasy. He holds an M.F.A. in Writing from Hamline University and a B.A. in English from St. Olaf College. He has worked as an optician, a receptionist, a standardized test scorer, a farm hand, an editorial assistant, a trash picker, a library assistant, a seasonal bookstore employee, and as a child minder on a British cruise ship. He teaches the occasional fiction class at Hamline University and currently works at the University of Minnesota. He lives in St. Paul, MN.

He can be reached at oppegaard (at) gmail.com

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  1. Hi David … Just read in the Lake Crystal Tribune that you are now an accomplished, published author and are going to be at Mankato East next week. If you have extra time while in the area, stop by the secondary school and I will be glad to show you around. We are in the process of adding 13 new classrooms, another gym and wrestling/multi-purpose room as our enrollment is increasing. Good times!

    I remember your younger years in school at LCWM and am so glad that you are doing well. Congratulations on your accomplishments and kudos to you for all of your hard work and dedication. I wish you the BEST always!


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