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Louise Erdrich

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Q&A: Mixed heritage inspires prolific author

Living in North Dakota in the 1950s and ’60s as the daughter of a Chippewa Indian mother and a German-American father helped shape the literary voice of author Louise Erdrich. The exploration of both sides of her ancestry has inspired her short stories, poems and novels.