LeAnne Howe Wins Lifetime Achievement Award from Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas

April 25, 2012

LeAnne Howe, author of fiction, poetry, screenplays, creative nonfiction, plays and scholarship that primarily deal with American Indian and Native American experiences, has been honored with the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas. You can read about Howe’s achievements (literary, educational, and otherwise), travels, and more in the press release about the 2012 award. One of the few literary awards to be presented to Native Americans by Native Americans, the Literary Achievement Award was most recently awarded to Sherman Alexie in 2010. Other recipients since the award’s inauguration in 1992 include Pulitzer Prize winner Navarre Scott Momaday, poet Simon J. Ortiz, and Paula Gunn Allen (Aunt Lute published Allen’s The Woman Who Owned the Shadows in 1983).

Aunt Lute Books published Howe’s first book, Shell Shaker, which won the American Book Award in 2002 from the Before Columbus Foundation, as well as her most recent novel, the acclaimed Miko Kings: An Indian Baseball Story. Howe is currently working on her third novel, Memoir of a Choctaw Indian in the Arab Revolt, 1917. You can follow LeAnne Howe’s work on her website, On the Prairie Diamond.


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