Debby Dahl Edwardson

Debby Dahl Edwardson grew up in Minnesota, where she spent summers at her family cabin on an island in the Boundary Waters. She earned a BA from Colorado College, attended Nansenskolen in Norway, and has lived for over thirty years in Barrow, the northernmost community in Alaska. She earned an MFA from Vermont College in 2005. Debby and her husband George have seven children. She has written three books: Blessing’s Bead, Whale Snow, and My Name is Not Easy, which was a National Book Award finalist in 2011.



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Watch Edwardson read from My Name is Not Easy at the National Book Award finalists reading.

Read a short piece by Edwardson on how spending time at her summer cabin has shaped her.