A member of the first four-year coeducational class at Dartmouth, Louise Erdrich is an acclaimed author who has won numerous awards for her novels, poetry, and short stories.
MAKING A MARK
Known to be one of the most significant writers in the second wave of the Native American Renaissance, Erdrich is a seminal American novelist whose treatment of the cultural issues facing contemporary Native Americans has raised significant public awareness while also exploring profound universal questions that transcend politics and race.
"If I had the chance to offer advice to a young woman thinking of coming to Dartmouth today, the chance to give what [professor] Brenda Silver gave me, it would be this: Don't be afraid. You could come from anywhere and find your world here, because you can make of it what you want. Even if you come from a place where you think you'll have no connection. You will find a connection."
Last Updated: 5/5/13