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Author Linda Hogan

Part of the Gonzaga University Visiting Writers Series. Hogan, a Chickasaw poet, novelist, essayist, playwright and activist, is widely considered to be one of the most influential and provocative Native American figures in the contemporary American literary landscape, and is an internationally recognized public speaker. Her most recent books are the poety book, “Indios” (Wings Press, 2012); the poetry collection, “Rounding the Human Corners” (Coffee House Press, 2008); and the novel, “People of the Whale” (Norton, 2008). A new collection of poems, “The Remedies,” is due out in October 2013. Her other novels include “Mean Spirit,” a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and winner of the Oklahoma Book Award, the Mountains and Plains Book Award; “Solar Storms,” a finalist for the International Impact Award; and “Power.” Her collection of poetry, “The Book of Medicines,” was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her other poetry books have received the Colorado Book Award and an American Book Award. Her nonfiction includes “The Woman Who Watches Over the World: A Native Memoir,” and “Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the Living World.” In addition, she has co-authored, with Brenda Peterson, “Sightings: The Mysterious Journey of the Gray Whale” for National Geographic Books; edited several anthologies on nature and spirituality; and written the script, “Everything Has a Spirit,” a PBS documentary on American Indian Religious Freedom. Her newest work was as editor for 30 years of Parabola essays, the seriesThe Inner Journey: Native Traditions, from Morning Light Press, and a short documentary for PBS/American Experience, for the Reel/Native series, “A Feel for the Land.”