Louise Erdrich

Born: 1954

Louise Erdrich (1954-present) is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, a tribe of the Anishinaabe. An acclaimed member of the Native American Renaissance, her novel The Plague of Doves was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and her novel The Round House won the National Book Award for fiction. She is the owner of Birchbark Books, a small independent bookstore in Minneapolis that focuses on Native American literature. Source