Once named one of People magazine’s most beautiful people, Louise Erdrich is a Native American writer with a wide popular appeal as a poet and children’s author, as well as a novelist. She is no literary lightweight, however, having been compared to such noted American authors as William Faulkner. She was a finalist for the National Book Award for fiction in 2001 for her book The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse and received the award in 2012 for The Round House.
Erdrich (pronounced air‐drik) was the first of seven children born to Ralph and Rita Erdrich. Born on June 7, 1954, in Little Falls, Minnesota, she was raised in Wahpeton, North Dakota. Her mother, of...Read more
- June 07, 1954
- Children's writer;
- Short story writer
- Erdrich, Karen Louise
- Louise, Heidi (Joint pseudonym of Erdrich, Heid E. and Erdrich, Louise);
- North, Milou (Joint pseudonym of Dorris, Michael and Erdrich, Louise)