Frederick Manfred

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Birthday
6, 1912
Birthplace
Iowa
DEATH DATE
Sep 7, 1994 (82)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
6, 1912
Birthplace
Iowa
DEATH DATE
Sep 7, 1994 (82)

About

A Twentieth-century American writer of Western novels, he is known for works such as The Golden Bowl, Boy Almighty, and This is the Year. He coined the term "Siouxland" to describe the area where the states of Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Iowa intersect.

Before Fame

He worked as a sports reporter for The Minneapolis Journal.

Trivia

Raised in the Christian Reformed Church, he later rebelled against his religious upbringing.

Family Life

He was born Frederick Feikes Feikema, VII in Doon, Iowa. He married Maryanna Shorba.

Associated With

He and Dorothy M. Johnson are both popular Western authors.