Biography of Leif Enger
Leif Enger was born in 1961 in Sauk Centre, Minnesota to Don and Wilma Enger, a band leader and a teacher, respectively, at Osakis High School.
Enger worked as a reporter and producer for the Minnesota Public Radio program “Mainstreet Radio”for 16 years before the success of Peace Like a River.
Writing with his brother Lin under the pen name L.L. Enger, Enger co-wrote five mystery novels about a retired baseball player named Gun Pedersen for Pocket and Simon & Schuster in the early 1990s.
Enger currently lives on a 56-acre tract that includes farmland and forest near Aitkin, Minnesota with Robin, and their home-schooled sons, Ty and John. Peace Like a River is his debut novel.