Inuit Writers

Here is a list of top Inuit writers: Paul Apak Angilirq Tommy Enuaraq Mini Aodla Freeman Alice Masak French Ann Meekitjuk Hanson Alootook Ipellie Peter Irniq Madeline Ivalu Michael Kusugak Qaunak Mikkigak Peter Pitseolak Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley Ningeokuluk Teevee Sheila Watt-Cloutier

Linda Hogan

"Linda K. Hogan (born 1947) is a poet, storyteller, academic, playwright, novelist, environmentalist, and writer of short stories. She is currently the Chickasaw Nation's Writer in Residence. She now lives in Tishomingo, Oklahoma." Bio has been taken from here. For more Native American authors, please click here. Novels The Inner Journey: Views from Native Traditions (ed.) Morning … Continue reading Linda Hogan

Janet Campbell Hale

"Janet Campbell Hale (born January 11, 1946, Riverside, California) is a Native American writer. Her father was a full-blood Coeur d'Alene, and her mother was of Kootenay, Cree and Irish descent . In a sparse style that has been compared to Hemingway, Hale's work often explores issues of Native American identity and discusses poverty, abuse, and the … Continue reading Janet Campbell Hale

N. Scott Momaday

Biography  "Navarre Scott Momaday (born February 27, 1934) — known as N. Scott Momaday — is a Kiowa novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. His novel House Made of Dawn was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1969, and is considered the first major work of the Native American Renaissance. His follow-up work … Continue reading N. Scott Momaday

Gerald Vizenor

Biography  "Gerald Vizenor is Professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico, and Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. He was born in Minneapolis, MN in 1934. He is an enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, White Earth Reservation. Vizenor attended New York University for one year, transferring to the … Continue reading Gerald Vizenor

Leslie Marmon Silko

Biography  'Acclaimed novelist, poet, and essayist Leslie Marmon Silko is known for her lyric treatment of Native American subjects. Born in 1948 to the photographer Lee Marmon and his wife Mary Virginia Leslie, Marmon Silko is of Laguna Pueblo, Mexican and Anglo-American heritage. Her mixed ancestry has influenced her work in myriad ways. Growing up … Continue reading Leslie Marmon Silko

Louise Erdrich

Biography Louise Erdrich (born Karen Louise Erdrich, June 7, 1954) is an American author, writer of novels, poetry, and children's books featuring Native American characters and settings. She is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, a band of the Anishinaabe (also known as Ojibwe and Chippewa). Erdrich is widely acclaimed as … Continue reading Louise Erdrich

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Biography  "Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz grew up in rural Oklahoma, daughter of a landless farmer and half-Indian mother. Her paternal grandfather, a white settler, farmer, and veterinarian, had been a labor activist and Socialist in Oklahoma with the Industrial Workers of the World in the first two decades of the twentieth century. The stories of her grandfather … Continue reading Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz