The history of literature in the Twin Cities is the stuff of legend. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Saul Bellow, Judith Guest, John Berryman, Garrison Keillor, Louise Erdrich (all of the Erdrichs, for that matter), Tim O’Brien, Kate DiCamillo, Charles Baxter, Neil Gaiman, James Wright–the list goes on and on–have all called the Twin Cities their home at one point or another. And let’s not forget about Bob Dylan and Prince, poets of great stature in their own right.
Coffee House Press, Graywolf Press, The Loft Literary Center, and Milkweed Editions are honored to be part of such a vibrant community of readers, writers, and bibliophiles. So tell us. . .
What do you love about the literary Twin Cities?
Is there a bookstore you can’t live without? Do you know someone who knows someone who knew someone who read a draft of what would become The Great Gatsby? What’s the best author reading you’ve been to in the Twin Cities? What is it about this place that inspires you to write or read?