Louise Erdrich Shares Her Favorite Native Authors at the New York Times

Following up on the Washington Post's review of her new novel, LaRose, Louise Erdrich also has a trivia-like interview with the New York Times where she shares her favorite fictional heroes, books as a child, Native authors, and more. Her favorite Native authors are below:

What are your favorite books by Native American authors?

“Winter in the Blood,” by James Welch. “Everything You Know About Indians Is Wrong,” by Paul Chaat Smith. “War Dances,” by Sherman Alexie. “Three Day Road,” by Joseph Boyden. “Ceremony,” by Leslie Marmon Silko. Joy Harjo’s and Gerald Vizenor’s work. And the book I am reading now — “Curator of Ephemera at the New Museum for Archaic Media,” by my own sister Heid Erdrich.

Any new Native American authors in particular you wish would reach a wider audience?

Brenda Child, Eric Gansworth, LeAnne Howe, Anton Treuer, Richard Wagamese, Susan Power, Tom King, Natalie Diaz, Jim Northrup. For broader reference please see birchbarkbooks.com.

Read the rest of the peculiar interview at the New York Times' Web site.