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Leslie Marmon Silko
country of citizenship:
United States of America
educated at: University of New Mexico
occupation: poet, novelist, writer, essayist
award received: MacArthur Fellows Program, Native Writers' Circle of the Americas, PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award, American Book Awards
Leslie Marmon Silko (born Leslie Marmon; born March 5, 1948) is an American writer. A Laguna Pueblo, she is one of the key figures in the First Wave of what literary critic Kenneth Lincoln has called the Native American Renaissance.
Silko was a debut recipient of the MacArthur Foundation Grant in 1981 and the Native Writers' Circle of the Americas Lifetime Achievement Award in 1994. She currently resides in Tucson, Arizona.
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