Erdrich, Louise, 1954-

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Karen Louise Erdrich was born June 7, 1954 in Little Falls, Minnesota. The oldest of seven children, Erdrich grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota. She entered Dartmouth College (Hanover, New Hampshire) in 1972, part of the college's first coeducational class. She graduated from Dartmouth in 1976, with a Bachelor of Arts. Following graduation, she returned to North Dakota to teach poetry and writing to young people through the State Arts Council. She next attended Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland) and graduated with a Master's degree in 1979. Louise Erdrich published a book of poetry, Jacklight, in 1984. Her first novel was entitled Love Medicine and was published by Holt, Rinehart and Winstonin 1984. The book earned her the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction for 1984 and the Sue Kaufman Prize for Fiction from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, also for 1984. She has published several other well respected novels, including The Beet Queen (1986), Tracks (1988), The Crown of Columbus (1991), The Bingo Palace (1994), Tales of Burning Love (1996), The Antelope Wife (1998) and The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse (2001).
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creatorOf Hunter, Jody Jones. The Jody Jones Hunter Collection of Works by Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris, 1984-1997. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Welch, James, 1940-. James Welch papers, 1889-2006 (bulk 1960-2003). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Harrison, Jim, 1937-. Papers, 1938- [present]. Grand Valley State University
creatorOf Feinberg, David B. David B. Feinberg papers, 1976-1994. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn David B. Feinberg papers, 1976-1994 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn James Welch papers, 1889-2006, 1960-2003 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Louise Erdrich Papers, 1984. Chester Fritz Library (University of North Dakota). Dept. of Special Collections.
creatorOf Humphreys, Josephine. Papers, 1960-2000 (bulk 1983-1987). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Erdrich, Louise. 880-01 <>. Mahidol University, test
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Erdrich, Louise. Louise Erdrich reading from The beat queen at Sarah Lawrence College [sound recording]. Sarah Lawrence College, Esther Raushenbush Library
creatorOf Daiches, David, 1912-2005. Hopwood Awards Collection, 1930- University of Michigan
referencedIn Community Access Television (Bismarck, N.D.). Community Access Television Cable 12 videotapes, 1988-2003. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
creatorOf Humphreys, Josephine. Papers, 1946, 1960-1993 (bulk 1983-1987). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Gary Snyder Papers, 1910-2003;, (1945-2002 bulk) University of California, Davis. General Library. . Dept. of Special Collections
referencedIn Patricia Rowe Willrich Papers, 1949-1996 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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associatedWith Harrison, Jim, 1937- person
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associatedWith Hunter, Jody Jones. person
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associatedWith Snyder, Gary person
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associatedWith Welch, James, 1940- person
associatedWith Welch, James, 1945- person
associatedWith Willrich, Patrica Rowe person
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Little Falls MN US
Women authors--20th century
Ojibwa Indians--Fiction
Indians of North America--Fiction


Birth 1954-06-07





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