Geoff Herbach, Department Chair

Associate Professor | Creative Writing

Address: 201I Armstrong Hall (AH 201I)
Phone: (507) 389-5936
Email: geoffrey.herbach@mnsu.edu

Education:

  • M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Hamline University, 2006
  • M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning from University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1998
  • B.A. in English and Sociology from University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1996

Biography:
A Wisconsin native, Geoff Herbach is the author of nine novels and one picture book for kids, including the young adult Stupid Fast trilogy, Fat Boy vs. The Cheerleaders, and Hooper. His books have received the Cybil’s Award for best YA fiction, the Minnesota Book Award, Outstanding Book by a Wisconsin author and have been listed among the year’s best by many organizations, including the American Library Association and the American Booksellers Association. In the past, Geoff wrote and performed comedy and traveled around the country telling weird stories in rock clubs. He’s been at Minnesota State teaching creative writing since 2010.

Recent Publications:
Cracking the Bell, A Novel, New York, NY; Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins, New York, NY; September 2019

Hooper, A Novel, New York, NY; Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins, New York, NY; February 2018

Hair-pocalypse, Capstone Press, Minneapolis, MN; August 2017

Strange Times, The Ghost in the Girl, A Novel, (with Tom DeLonge), San Diego, CA; To The Stars, October 2016

Anything You Want, A Novel, Chicago, IL; Sourcebooks, May 2016

Fat Boy Versus The Cheerleaders, A Novel, Chicago, IL; Sourcebooks, May 2014

Recent Courses Taught:

  • English 643: Fiction Workshop (The Novel)
  • English 446: Screenwriting

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