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Louise Erdrich    

National Book Award-Winning Author Known for Writing Novels Featuring Native American Characters & Settings

Louise Erdrich is an author and poet, having written novels and children's books. She is known for her work featuring Native American characters and settings, poetry. She is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, a federally recognized tribe of the Anishinaabe.

Erdrich is widely acclaimed as one of the most significant writers of the second wave of the Native American Renaissance. In 2009, her novel "The Plague of Doves" was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and received an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award.

In November 2012, she received the National Book Award for Fiction for her novel "The Round House." She was awarded the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction at the National Book Festival in September 2015.

She is also the owner of Birchbark Books, a small independent bookstore in Minneapolis that focuses on Native American literature and the Native community in the Twin Cities.

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