J. Ryan Stradal
J. Ryan Stradal is the author of the New York Times bestseller Kitchens of the Great Midwest, the 2017 One Book South Dakota. His latest novel, The Lager Queen of Minnesota, is full of humor, heart – and the secrets of making a world-class beer. A Minnesota native, Stradal lives in Los Angeles, where he is fiction editor at The Nervous Breakdown and co-producer and host of the literary/culinary series Hot Dish. He has worked as a TV producer for shows including Ice Road Truckers and Deadliest Catch.