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Louise Erdrich

writer from the United States

1954   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: American English
educated at: Dartmouth College, Johns Hopkins University
occupation: poet, writer, novelist, children's writer, short story writer
award received: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, National Book Award, American Book Awards, National Book Award for Fiction, Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, Heartland Prize, O. Henry Award, Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction, Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction
www.louiseerdrichbooks.com

Louise Erdrich (born Karen Louise Erdrich, June 7, 1954) is an American author, writer of novels, poetry, and children's books featuring Native American characters and settings. She is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, a federally recognized tribe of the Anishinaabe (also known as Ojibwe and Chippewa).Erdrich is widely acclaimed as one of the most significant writers of the second wave of the Native American Renaissance. In 2009, her novel The Plague of Doves was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and received an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. In November 2012, she received the National Book Award for Fiction for her novel The Round House. She was awarded the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction at the National Book Festival in September 2015. She is a 2013 recipient of the Alex Awards. She was married to author Michael Dorris and the two collaborated on a number of works. The couple separated in 1995. She is also the owner of Birchbark Books, a small independent bookstore in Minneapolis that focuses on Native American literature and the Native community in the Twin Cities.
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works

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The Round House

2012 novel

author: Louise Erdrich

2012

Love Medicine

novel by Louise Erdrich

author: Louise Erdrich

1984

Jacklight

book by Louise Erdrich

author: Louise Erdrich

1984

The Master Butchers Singing Club

book by Louise Erdrich

author: Louise Erdrich

2003

Tracks

1988 novel by Louise Erdrich

author: Louise Erdrich

1988

The Birchbark House

novel by Louise Erdich

author: Louise Erdrich

1999

The Game of Silence

book by Louise Erdrich

author: Louise Erdrich

2005

LaRose

2016 novel

author: Louise Erdrich

2016

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