Jon Hassler

Children, Fiction

Jon Hassler was an American writer and teacher known for his novels about small-town life in Minnesota. His books include Staggerford, Simon’s Night, The Love Hunter, A Green Journey, Grand Opening, North of Hope, Dear James, Rookery Blues, Dean’s List, The Staggerford Flood, The Staggerford Murders, and The New Woman. He also wrote nonfiction, short stories, and children's books.

He held the positions of Regents Professor Emeritus and Writer-in-Residence at St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota.

Festival Years: 1998