May 17, 2007

All about Linda Hogan

Chickasaw poet, activist visits NAUHogan is a Chickasaw poet, novelist, essayist, playwright, and activist, and is widely considered to be one of the most influential and provocative Native American figures in the contemporary American literary landscape. Her concentration is on environmental (she has acted as a consultant in bringing together Native tribal representatives and environmental campaigners) and feminist themes, particularly allying them to her Native ancestry.

All of her work, whether fiction or non-fiction, displays a holistic understanding of the world. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant in fiction, a Guggenheim for fiction, and a Lannan Award in 1994. She has been recognized as a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize for her work "Mean Spirit," and for a National Book Critics Circle award for her "Book of Medicines" and has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award, Native Writers' Circle of the Americas. In 2002, Hogan received the Writer of the Year Award in Creative Prose from the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers.

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