Louise Erdrich, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band and of Chippewa, is the author of many novels as well as volumes of poetry, children's books, and a memoir of early motherhood. Her novel The Round House won the National Book Award for Fiction. Love Medicine and LaRose received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. Erdrich lives in Minnesota with her daughters and is the owner of Birchbark Books, a small independent bookstore. Her most recent book, The Night Watchman, won the Pulitzer Prize. A ghost lives in her creaky old house.
Louise Erdrich is the rarest kind of writer, as compassionate as she is sharp-sighted -- Anne Tyler The poet laureate of the contemporary Native American experience * Mail on Sunday * Erdrich is one of the greatest living American writers * Guardian * No one can break your heart and fill it with light all in the same book - sometimes in the same paragraph - quite like Louise Erdrich * Tampa Bay Times *