Category Archives: Fiction

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

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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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Carole Goldberg on D’arcy McNickle’s “The Surrounded”

Carole Goldberg has published a review of the classic novel by D’Arcy McNickle, “The Surrounded,” in the Michigan Law Review‘s annual Survey of Books Related to the Law. The PDF is here. A synopsis: Although largely unheralded in its time, … Continue reading

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“The Indians Won” — A Blast from the Past — And a Shout-Out to Law Students

At Sam Deloria’s mention, I found a copy of the long out of print 1970 novel by Martin Cruz Smith (better known for the Arkady Renko mysteries), “The Indians Win”, and read it. It’s a short read. And fun. The … Continue reading

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