Dennis Barker

Dennis Barker

Dennis Barker is a writer and coach in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is the author of The River Road, which was nominated for the 2017 Track & Field Writers of America Book of the Year. Amby Burfoot of Runner’s World wrote that the novel “explores how running can add insight, character, growth and self-knowledge to a teenager’s life.” Barker has coached All-State runners at the high school level, NCAA All-Americans at the collegiate level, and an Olympian at the professional level of the sport.


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