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Debby Dahl Edwardson

Where: Barrow
Genre(s): fiction, children's literature, journalism
Job(s): Adjunct Professor

Favorite Places in Alaska: Ikikpuk River

Bio: Debby has lived in Barrow, Alaska's northernmost community, for over thirty years. She grew up in Minnesota, where she spent summers on an island in the Boundary Waters on the Canadian border. She attended college in Norway and Colorado and earned an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her first novel was named to Booklist's Top 10 First Novels for Youth list. She teaches writing online at and in person at Ilisagvik College. Debby enjoys visiting schools in Alaska and throughout the lower 48. Her husband is Inupiaq. She has seven children.


  • My Name is Not Easy (young adult,) Marshall Cavendish, 2011
  • Blessing's Bead (young adult), Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009
  • Whale Snow (children's literature), Charlesbridge, 2003

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Please contact me for readings, workshops, classes, lectures, and manuscript consultation.
I work with young writers (elementary and secondary school), university writers, and community writers.

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Listing last updated: July, 2011

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