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LeAnne Howe

Author's Bio

LeAnne Howe is the author of novels, plays, essays, screenplays and poetry. Her latest book, Choctalking on Other Realities, Aunt Lute Books, 2013 is a memoir about her travels abroad. She is co-editor of Seeing Red, Hollywood’s Pixeled Skins: American Indians and Film, Michigan State University Press, 2013. An enrolled citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, she has won multiple national and international awards including the 2012 USA Ford Fellowship, a 50,000 award from United States Artists organization, Fulbright Scholarship, Lifetime Achievement Award from Native Writers Circle of the Americas, 2012. She’s a Professor in the Creative Writing program in English, and American Indian Studies, and affiliated faculty in the Theatre Department at the University of Illinois.

Publications and Prizes

Miko Kings An Indian Baseball Story (Aunt Lute Books, 2007), Shell Shaker (Aunt Lute Books, 2001)
2002 for Shell Shaker, Fiction, from Before Columbus Foundation, American Book Award, NYC. 2006 for Evidence of Red, Poetry, from the Oklahoma Book Award. 2010-2011 Awarded a J. William Fulbright Scholar, University of Jordan, Amman. 2012 Awarded the Tulsa Library Trust’s “American Indian Author Award” at Central Library, Tulsa, OK. 2012, Named United States Artists, Ford Fellow, United States Artists Foundation, Los Angeles, CA. 2012, Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas.

LeAnne Howe Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Sacred Wilderness by Susan Power, The Whetting of Teeth by Jamaal May, Works and Days by Dean Rader, Crazy Brave by Joy Harjo, Margaritas and Redfish by Ken Hada
Favorite Books:
The Lover, The English Patient, Works and Days, Blood Run
Favorite Authors:
Marguerite Duras, Michael Ondaatje, Dean Rader, Philip Carroll Morgan, Joy Harjo, Susan Power

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Listing last updated: February 5, 2014

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Listed as:
Fiction Writer
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Native American
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Born in:
Edmond, OK
Raised in:
Oklahoma City, OK

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