Louise Erdrich is the author of The Round House, winner of the 2012 National Book Award. Her novel Love Medicine won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1984, and her novelThe Plague of Doves was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2009. She has published volumes of poetry, short stories, children’s books, and a memoir of early motherhood. She is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and owns Birchbark Books, an independent bookstore in Minneapolis
“...the person I am — ordinary and firmly fixed... Given the life I lead, it is surprising these books got written. Maybe I owe it all to my first job — hoeing sugar beets. I stare at lines of words all day and chop out the ones that suck life from the rest of the sentence. Eventually all those rows add up.”
- Louise Erdrich
Heid E. Erdrich has been an independent curator for shows at All My Relations Gallery, Bockley Gallery, Soo Vac, Intermedia Arts, and Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts. She is the author of four collections of poetry including Cell Traffic: New and Selected Poems, 2012. Heid’s poem films have been screened widely at festivals and have won a Judges Award, a Best of Fest, and a Best Experimental Short award. She teaches the MFA Creative Writing program of Augsburg College. Her most recent book is a nonfiction work on indigenous food titled
Original Local. Heid grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota and is Ojibwe enrolled at Turtle Mountain
Aza Erdrich is an artist from Minneapolis currently living and working in Flagstaff, AZ. She g raduated from Dartmouth College 2012 She has exhibted at Dartmouth College, at Banfill-Locker Center for the Arts in Anoka, MN, at the Red Door Gallery in Wahpeton ND , and in the Flagstaff Recycled Art Show-Flagstaff , AZ .
Aza's artwork has illustrated several publications including, Daga Anishinaabemodaa , Pebaamibines Dennis Jones-Wiigwaas Press/Original Local-Heid E Erdrich-Minnesota Historical Society Press/Skin Walking-Cole DeLaune/Tales of Burning Love-Louise Erdrich-HarperCollins/Plague of Doves Perennial Edition-Louise Erdrich-HarperCollins/Love Medicine Perennial Edition-Louise Erdrich-Harpercollins/The Round House-Louise Erdrich-HarperCollins/Books & Islands in Ojibwe Country-Louise Erdrich-HarperCollins
Pallas Erdrich is a creative software producer and filmmaker who splits her time between New York and Minneapolis. Her hobbies involve making magical images and machines.
She made this website and would be happy to make yours too.