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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
New and upcoming books
September 2024

The Mighty Red
Birchbark House
   1. The Birchbark House (1999)
   2. The Game of Silence (2005)
   3. The Porcupine Year (2008)
   4. Chickadee (2012)
   5. Makoons (2016)
   Love Medicine (1984)
   The Beet Queen (1986)
   Tracks (1988)
   The Crown of Columbus (1991) (with Michael Dorris)
   The Bingo Palace (1994)
   Tales of Burning Love (1996)
   Antelope Woman (1998)
     aka The Antelope Wife
   The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse (2001)
   The Master Butcher's Singing Club (2003)
   Four Souls (2004)
   The Painted Drum (2005)
   The Plague of Doves (2008)
   Shadow Tag (2010)
   The Round House (2012)
   LaRose (2016)
   Future Home of the Living God (2017)
   The Night Watchman (2020)
   The Sentence (2021)
   The Mighty Red (2024)
   Jacklight (poems) (1984)
   Baptism of Desire (poems) (1989)
   Original Fire (poems) (2003)
   The Red Convertible (2009)
Series contributed to
Picture Books show
Non fiction show
Louise Erdrich recommends
Wandering Stars (2024)
Tommy Orange
"No one knows how to express tenderness and yearning like Tommy Orange. With an all-seeing heart, he traces historical and contemporary cruelties, vagaries, salvations and solutions visited upon young Cheyenne people, who cope with the impossible. In them, Tommy finds the unnerving strength that results when a broken spirit mends itself, when a wandering star finds its place, when, in spite of everything, Native people manage to survive."
A Council of Dolls (2023)
Mona Susan Power
"This is a wild river of a book. Susan Power writes with a headlong energy and a force that are nothing less than thrilling. The Grass Dancer is painfully authentic, and Anna Thunder one of the most compelling female characters in contemporary fiction."
VenCo (2023)
Cherie Dimaline
"Once I opened VenCo, I was propelled through an entire night of charmed reading. Cherie Dimaline creates a world utterly fantastical, yet real. VenCo is funny, tense, and cracking with a dark, divine energy."

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World Fantasy Best Novel winner (1999) : Antelope Woman
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

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