Category Archives: Fiction

Seventh Circuit Decides Copyright Dispute Between Authors of Native-Themed Romance Novels

Here is the opinion in Rucker v. Fasano: unpublished opinion An excerpt: No love is lost between romance novelists Kelly Rucker and Donna Fasano, who each wrote a tale of a wealthy teenage girl who falls in love with a … Continue reading

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Dang! — ‘Meet John Smelcer, Native American Literature’s “Living Con Job”’

Here, from the Stranger in Seattle. Update: LA Times article

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Louise Erdrich Wins National Book Critics Circle Award for “LaRose”

Here.

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Louise Erdrich to be awarded Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction

Congratulations to Louise Erdrich. Her work is getting a great deal of attention around the country. Finally. Here is a great quote from Librarian of Congress James Billington about why Erdrich was chosen for this award: Librarian of Congress James … Continue reading

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Penn Museum Press Release: Controversy over Remains of Native American Athlete Jim Thorpe Subject of Play Reading, Panel Discussion February 12

Here: Renowned Native American Writers and Activists Suzan Harjo, Mary Kathryn Nagle Join with Theater Director Matt Pfeiffer to Present My Father’s Bones at the Penn Museum PHILADELPHIA, PA January 20, 2015—The Penn Museum hosts a staged reading of My … Continue reading

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NAISA Panel on Simon Pokagon

John Low, a Pokagon Band member, opened it up MSU Press is here displaying Simon’s novel

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New Book: Meg Noodin’s “Bawaajimo: A Dialect of Dreams in Anishinaabe Language and Literature”

From the MSU Press Website: Bawaajimo: A Dialect of Dreams in Anishinaabe Language and Literature combines literary criticism, sociolinguistics, native studies, and poetics to introduce an Anishinaabe way of reading. Although nationally specific, the book speaks to a broad audience … Continue reading

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Sherman Alexie’s Favorite Poem

From the Atlantic….

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ABA: “Anatomy of a Murder” Part of Top 25 Legal Novels of All Time

Full list here. 23. Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver (1958) A former district attorney in rural Michigan opens his defense practice by taking on a foul-tempered client accused of murder. The book, which became an Otto Preminger film, … Continue reading

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Onion: Wolf Attacks Leading Cause of Death in US

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