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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Geoff Herbach

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Faculty Profile - Geoff Herbach

Nadine B. Andreas Endowment
Faculty Profile: Geoff Herbach

GHerbachGeoff Herbach is the author of the award winning Stupid Fast YA series. His books have been given the 2011 Cybils Award for best YA novel, selected for the Junior Library Guild, listed in the year's best by the American Library Association, the American Booksellers Association and many state library associations. In the past, he wrote the literary novel, The Miracle Letters of T. Rimberg, produced radio comedy shows and toured rock clubs telling weird stories. Geoff teaches creative writing at Minnesota State, Mankato. He lives in a log cabin with a tall wife.

Personal quote: It was so important to me, as a new faculty member, to have that support.  I would have had to teach an overload to make ends meet.  The Andreas award provided me time and space to finish the manuscript.  I am so thankful for it.






Nothing Special

Andreas Project:I wrote a young adult book, Nothing Special, during my Andreas summer.  It was published in spring of 2012.  It was named a Junior Library Guild selection for 2012 and has just won the award in the category "Young People's Literature" for the Minnesota Book Award.