Lin Enger grew up in Minnesota lake country, have spent most of his life in the state, and now lives with his wife and children in Moorhead, where he teaches English and also directs the MFA program at Minnesota State University. The world Enger wrote about in UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY couldn’t be more familiar to him --- the woods and gorgeous lakes, ice-fishing and blizzards, hunting, long dark winter nights and small-town secrets.
Over the years Lin Enger's been lucky enough to receive several awards for his fiction: a James Michener Fellowship, a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship, a Jerome travel grant and a Lake Region Arts Fellowship. He has an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he was a Teaching-Writing Fellow, and his short stories have appeared in Glimmer Train, Ascent, Great River Review, Wolf Head Quarterly, and other journals. During the 1990s hisbrother, the novelist Leif Enger, and him had a great time collaborating (as L. L. Enger) on a series of mystery novels for Pocket Books.