J. Ryan Stradal
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J. Ryan Stradal

Born and raised in Minnesota, J. Ryan Stradal now lives in Los Angeles, where he is a contributing editor at TASTE, advisory board member at 826LA, and co-producer & host of the literary/culinary series Hot Dish.

His first book is the New York Times-bestselling novel KITCHENS OF THE GREAT MIDWEST (Viking / Pamela Dorman Books, 2015). Voted the 2016 Adult Debut Book of the Year in the American Booksellers Association's Indies Choice Book Awards, and named fiction book of the year by the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association and the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association, KITCHENS has also been acquired for publication in twelve other countries.

His shorter work appears in Hobart, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Granta, The Rumpus, The Los Angeles Review of Books, BuzzFeed, and Midnight Breakfast, among other places. He likes books, wine, sports, root beer, and peas.

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    • Kitchens of the Great Midwest

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    • By Laura Schnoor on 09-03-15

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    • The Lager Queen of Minnesota

    • A Novel
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    The Lager Queen of Minnesota serves up a cast of lovable, quintessentially Midwestern characters eager to make their mark in a world that's often stacked against them. In this deeply affecting, humorous, emotional family saga, resolution can take generations....

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