David Wroblewski was born in 1959 in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. When he was 3 years old, his parents bought a small and somewhat ramshackle farm in rural central Wisconsin, determined to try their luck at dairy farming. Within two years, they'd sold their livestock and shut down the farm, and David's father had taken a job at a nearby machine shop to pay the bills. With an unused barn at her disposal, his mother began to raise dogs. In time, that barn and that land, transported 100 miles to the north, would become the setting for The Story of Edgar Sawtelle.
- David Wroblewski's web site
- Talking to Dogs, Without a Word (New York Times article)
- A Boy, His Dog and Echoes of 'Hamlet' (NPR article and podcast)
- Oprah's Book Club The Story of Edgar Sawtelle Webcast