Essayist, humorist, musician and poet Bill Holm passed away Wednesday in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He was 65 years old.
His most recent book was The Windows of Brimnes: An American in Iceland, but his writing history extends over many years of essays and poems, and was most recently honored by receiving McKnight’s 2008 Distinguished Artist award.
Known to many in the midwest as a quintessential Minnesotan, he often harkened to his Icelandic ancestry, and kept a summer cottage here.
More about Holm can be read here:
Minnesota mourns the loss of author Bill Holm
The Voice of Bill Holm (includes tribute from Garrison Keillor)
Writer Bill Holm, 65: The quintessential Minnesotan, ‘bigger than life’, an excellent profile.