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Louise Erdrich

(Karen Louise Erdrich)
USA (1954 - )

Karen Louise Erdrich is a Native American author of novels, poetry, and children's books. She is an enrolled member of the Anishinaabe nation (also known as Ojibway and Chippewa). She is widely acclaimed as one of the most significant Native writers of the second wave of what critic Kenneth Lincoln has called the Native American Renaissance.

Genres: Literary Fiction


Picture Books
Series contributed to
Anthologies edited
Non fiction

Anthologies containing stories by Louise Erdrich
Short stories
Fleur (1986)

World Fantasy Best Novel winner (1999) : The Antelope Wife
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book nominee (2001) : The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2009) : The Plague of Doves
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book winner (2012) : The Round House

Books about Louise Erdrich
Louise Erdrich recommends
Gathering Home
Gathering Home (1988)
Vicki Covington
"Vicki Covington has the courage to write with tenderness, the wit to keep her characters close to the heart. Gathering Home is... full of loveliness and restrained tension."

Last Standing Woman (1997)
Winona LaDuke
"This book goes out into the world much as a prayer. Reading it, I am blessed by the writer's use of language and strengthened by her courageous vision."
Here We Are in Paradise
Here We Are in Paradise (1998)
Tony Earley
"Tony Earley does the practically impossible... these stories are both incredibly and effortlessly convincing."

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