Louise Erdrich

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Birthday
7, 1954
Birthplace
Little Falls, MN
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
7, 1954 (age 64)
Birthplace
Little Falls, MN

About

A Native American writer of children's literature, poetry, and novels, she received the National Book Award for Fiction for her 2012 novel, The Round House. Her other notable works include Tracks (novel), Jacklight (poems), and The Birchbark House (children's book).

Before Fame

She earned a Master's degree in creative writing from Johns Hopkins University after receiving her Bachelor's degree in English from Dartmouth. She published her first novel, Love Medicine, in 1984.

Trivia

Her novel, The Plague of Doves, was a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Family Life

She was born in Little Falls, Minnesota. With her husband, Michael Dorris, she had three biological and three adopted children.

Associated With

She defeated Junot Diaz to win the National Book Award in 2012.