Erdrich, Louise Biography

Louise Erdrich is an American author known for her works in the literary fiction and Native American literature genres. She was born in Little Falls, Minnesota in 1954.Erdrich's most notable works include the "Love Medicine" series, which explores the lives of several generations of Ojibwe families, and the novels "The Round House" and "LaRose," which examine issues such as violence against Native American women and the legacy of colonization.Erdrich's writing is known for its lyrical prose, vivid descriptions of the natural world, and exploration of themes such as family, identity, and the intersection of Native American and Western cultures. She has won numerous awards for her writing, including the National Book Award for Fiction in 2012 for "The Round House."In addition to her writing, Erdrich is also a visual artist and owns a bookstore in Minneapolis. She continues to write and publish new novels and stories, and her works are enjoyed by readers and critics around the world for their insight into the complexities of contemporary Native American life.

Books by Erdrich, Louise

  • The Antelope Wife (1998): The Antelope Wife by Louise Erdrich won the 1998 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel
  • 1999: The Antelope Wife: The Antelope Wife guides its readers through the interconnecting stories of two closely related Ojibwa families. Urban Indians of mixed blood, the story trails them through a set of disastrous...