PULLMAN – Native American novelist Susan Power will host an informal conversation at noon on April 3 in the Bundy Reading Room at the WSU Pullman campus.
She will also read at 7:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Her books will be for sale after the reading.
This is the last reading in the Visiting Writer Series for the 2007-2008 academic year.
An acclaimed fiction writer, Powers weaves words and the interlocking stories they tell into rich tapestries that unite generations across time and connect all places.
Ghost landscapes lay beneath contemporary maps and the actions of ancestors long dead continue to affect their descendants.
In her work “The Grass Dancer,” the tale of a North Dakota Sioux tribe, stories move across time connecting generations and bring together the voices of old and young, legend and life.
Power is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and a native Chicagoan. She is a graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Law School, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and a recipient of a James Michener Fellowship, Radcliffe Bunting Institute Fellowship, Princeton Hodder Fellowship, and United States Artists Fellowship.
Her first novel, “The Grass Dancer,” was published in 1994 and awarded the PEN/Hemingway Prize. Her second book, “Roofwalker,” was published in 2001 and awarded the Milkweed National Fiction Prize. She currently lives in St. Paul, Minn.