Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives Collection Spotlight for August 2018

August 20, 2018

Native American literature is a significant area of collection development for the Library. This month’s collection spotlight is a chance to celebrate one author whose works in the collection number in the dozens. Louise Erdrich (Turtle Mountain Chippewa/German, born 1954) is a writer with a career spanning over four decades. Notable recognition of her literary achievements includes the National Book Award for her novel, The Round House, in 2012, the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction in 2015 and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas in 2000.

The Library collection of works authored by Erdrich cover a multitude of genres including novels, poetry, children’s books, cultural essays and collaborative efforts. In addition, works that may provide insight and understanding of Erdrich’s writings are also collected. Here are four samples from the Library collection that offer context for, observations on and perspectives of her considerable abilities. These examples by and about Louise Erdrich are currently on display in the public reading area of the Library. Please feel free to visit the Library to review these or any other items of interest in the Library and Archives collections. For more details or additional collection information, click on the Library Catalog Search located in the pull-down menu of the Library tab on the Heard website.

Beidler, Peter G. and Gay Barton
Reader’s guide to the novels of Louise Erdrich
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2006
Heard call number PS3555.R42 Z59 2006

Chavkin, Allan and Nancy Feyl Chavkin (editors)
Conversations with Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c1994
Heard call number PS3555.R42 Z465 1994

Erdrich, Louise
Books and islands in Ojibwe country : traveling through the land of my ancestors
New York : Harper Perennial, 2014
Heard call number E99.C6 E63 2014

Sawhney, Brajesh (editor)
Studies in the literary achievement of Louise Erdrich, Native American writer : fifteen critical essays
Lewiston, N. Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, c2008
Heard call number PS3555.R42 Z88 2008