Louise Erdrich. Photo by Paul Emmel

Louise Erdrich. Photo by Paul Emmel

Duluth short-story writer Linda LeGarde Grover is one of three Native American writers who will be featured at the Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center on May 10. "Spotlight on Native Writers" will take place at 4 p.m. that day in Washington, D.C., in an event that is free and open to the public.

Minneapolis writer Louise Erdrich will read from her new novel, "LaRose," that evening, which is also the book's pub date.

Rob Casper, head of the center, said in a press release, "Erdrich is an inspiration as our newest Library of Congress Prize in American Fiction winner, and we're honored to celebrated other essential Native writers on the date of Erdrich's book launch."

Linda LeGarde Grover

Linda LeGarde Grover

Grover, who teaches at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, is the author of the Flannery O'Connor Award-winning "The Dance Boots," as well as "The Road Back to Sweetgrass," which received the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers fiction award.

Joining Grover will be Eric Gansworth, author of "Extra Indians," winner of an American Book Award, among other books, and Stephen Graham Jones, author of 16 novels and six story collections.

Grover, Gansworth and Jones will be conversation with Deborah Miranda, author of "Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir."

Erdrich, who owns Birchbark Books in Minneapolis, is the author of 15 novels, as well as poetry, children's books, and a memoir. She was a Pulitzer finalist for "The Plague of Doves," and won a National Book Award for "The Round House."

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