Gibney, Shannon

Contact Info:

Lives in: Minneapolis, MN


Email: [email protected]

Phone: 6122108049

Author of: 

Children’s Fiction, Picture Books, Young Adult Fiction, Adult Fiction, Adult Non-Fiction

Age Group: Children, young adults, adults


Sam and the Incredible African and American Food Fight (Charley Palmer, University of Minnesota Press, 2022)

Botched (Dutton, 2022)

What God Is Honored Here?: Writings on Miscarriage and Infant Loss by and for Native Women and Women of Color (Kao Kalia Yang, co-editor, University of Minnesota Press, 2019)

Dream Country (Dutton, 2018)

See No Color (Carolrhoda Lab, 2015)


Minnesota Book Award for Young People’s Literature, 2016 and 2019

Shannon Gibney is an award-winning author of books of all kinds — from novels to anthologies to essays to picture books. She writes for adults, children, and everyone in-between . The through-line in all her work is stories that may have previously gone untold. Sometimes these perspectives have remained hidden because the speakers have not had an outlet for their stories; other times, the stories carry darkness and fear that we prefer to look away from.
Presentation Title & Description: 
Telling Our Untold Stories
*Also available for virtual presentation via Skype or Zoom*
$1000 half day; $2000 full