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Louise Erdrich

(Karen Louise Erdrich)
USA flag (b.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, Children's Fiction, Science Fiction
Series contributed to
Anthologies edited
Non fiction
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Anthologies containing stories by Louise Erdrich
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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
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book nominee (2017) : LaRose
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2018) : Future Home of the Living God
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (2021) : The Night Watchman

Louise Erdrich recommends
Here We Are in Paradise (1998)
Tony Earley
"Tony Earley does the practically impossible... these stories are both incredibly and effortlessly convincing."
Asymmetry (2018)
Lisa Halliday
"Asymmetry is a novel of deceptive lightness and a sort of melancholy joy. Lisa Halliday writes with tender laugh-aloud wit, but under her formidable, reckoning gaze a world of compelling characters emerges. She steps onto the literary stage with the energy of a debut novelist and the confidence of a mature writer."
Black Leopard, Red Wolf (2019)
(Dark Star Trilogy, book 1)
Marlon James
"This book begins like a fever dream and merges into world upon world of deadly fairy tales rich with political magic. Black Leopard, Red Wolf is a fabulous cascade of storytelling. Sink right in. I guarantee you will be swept downstream."
This Town Sleeps (2020)
Dennis E Staples
"With gentle wit, frank sensuality, and a keen eye for small town and reservation life, Dennis E. Staples debuts a tender, suspenseful, irresistible first novel!"
Winter Counts (2020)
David Heska Wanbli Weiden
"Winter Counts is both a propulsive crime novel and a wonderfully informative book. David Heska Wanbli Weiden has written the first of what I hope is a series of books about life on Rosebud Reservation. Virgil Wounded Horse, his nephew Nathan, and Marie Short Bear are more than characters; they brim with intrigue and authentic life."

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