Don Rearden

Fiction Writer

16101 Genevieve Street
Anchorage, AK 99516

Author's Bio

Don Rearden grew up on the tundra of Southwestern Alaska immersed in the vibrant culture of the Yup’ik people. An associate professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage, he is a produced screenwriter, and author of the highly acclaimed novel from Penguin Canada, The Raven’s Gift. He lives in the mountain community of Bear Valley, but returns often to the Yup’ik villages he considers home to teach writing and share in the culture he holds close to his heart.

Publications & Prizes

The Raven's Gift (Penguin, 2011)
Prizes won: 

Stanford Teachers of Excellence Award, Ford Foundation Fellow for Difficult Dialogs 2009, Ford Foundation Fellow for Indigenous Teaching Practices 2010

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Great Falls
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Bethel, AK
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Last update: Sep 07, 2011