Frederick Manfred (Novelist) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born


Frederick Feikema Manfred was a noted Western author. Manfred’s novels are very much connected to his native region. His stories involve the American Midlands, and the prairies of the West. He named the area where the borders of Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, and Nebraska meet, “Siouxland.”

About Frederick Manfred

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.


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.


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

Information related to Frederick Manfred

  • Writers from Sioux City, Iowa
  • Writers of fiction set in Prehistoric times
  • Writers from South Dakota
  • Dutch Frisian people
  • Calvin College alumni
  • Western (genre) writers

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