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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Joseph Monninger
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

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!

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. What’s your greatest fear?

A. I don't know that I have a "greatest" fear, but I've always had the idea that one day a shark would get me. Not sure why. Crazy, probably.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Hmmm. Well, I'm determined. I'm exceptionally good at Monopoly....and know all the rents and hotels fees by heart.

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