Chippewa Valley Book Festival Presents: Jackie Polzin
- Dates: October 22, 2022
- Location: L. E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
- Time: 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Five critical encouragements were passed on to Polzin in the years leading up to the publication of her first novel, Brood. These generous words and actions allowed her to see her dream of publishing a book through to completion. Through the power of encouragement, these five people made a tremendous difference in her life.
JACKIE POLZIN’s first novel, Brood, won the Sue Kaufman First Fiction Prize, was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, an Indie Next List selection, and was shortlisted for the 2021 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, a Los Angeles Times Book Award, and a Minnesota Book Award. Her writing has appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine, Literary Hub, and The Idaho Review. Polzin attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison and earned an MFA from Boise State University. She currently lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her husband and two children.