Literary North Dakota

The North Dakota Author Adventures Trail takes you on a fascinating exploration of a land known for its cold temperatures, big skies, prairies, and badlands.  The writings produced by our North Dakotan authors encompass travelogues, histories, traditional westerns, and novels about the Native American experience.

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A. Louis L’Amour, Jamestown
B. Eric Sevareid, Velva
C. Louise Erdrich, Bismarck
D. Theodore Roosevelt, Medora

The North Dakota Office of the Governor in Bismarck proudly exhibits portraits of several writers who were born in North Dakota, including those listed above. For more information, click here:

Learn more about past and present North Dakota writers through

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