Joseph Monninger

Joseph Monninger has published several award-winning YA novels and three books of nonfiction, including the memoir Home Waters, and has been awarded two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. He lives and teaches in New Hampshire, where he also runs a dog sled team.

Books by this Author

The World As We Know It
Eternal on the Water

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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. What you lose in the whirlygig, you get back in the ding dong.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. I've always wondered what it would have been like to have been an indigenous member of a group in, say, Hawaii before it was discovered by Europeans. Or Fiji. Or California and Oregon. It seems like it would have been a wonderful way of living.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. I could say corny stuff about my wife and son, but I don't think that's what this question is after. I guess I'll say that I've recently been impressed by the young people who are starting up non-profits to help others. That gives me hope..

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Oh, goodness. Who can say? I sure like a campfire.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I would love to be able to play an instrument well. Bagpipes, maybe!

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