In honor of Native American Heritage Month this November, the Library has put together a pop-up display in Rockefeller Hall highlighting fiction and non-fiction works by Native American authors. Below is a sampling of some of the more recent publications that are part of this display.
This brief list includes The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by David Treuer, a finalist for the 2019 National Book Award; Mailhot’s best-selling memoir Heart Berries; two works on indigenous resistance by activist Dina Gilio-Whitaker and historian Nick Estes; and a new collection of essays by contemporary Native authors.
FICTION & POETRY
This small sampling of fiction and poetry by Native American authors includes Tommy Orange’s award winning bestseller There There (Note: An audiobook version of this high-demand print title is available in Overdrive); Where the Dead Sit Talking, a National Book Award finalist; the most recent work by acclaimed author Louise Erdrich (Note: Her next work The Night Watchman is set to be published in Spring 2020); a new work of historical fiction by Pulitzer Prize finalist Margaret Verble; and a collection of poems by current Native poets.
To find books in the Library by Native American authors or on topics related to Native American studies, try the following searches in the Library Catalog.
- Native Americans History
- Indians of North America
- Indians of North America Fiction
- Indians of North America Poetry
- Indian Activists