Louise Erdrich, who lives, writes and owns a bookstore in Minneapolis, has won the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction.
The honor, announced Monday night, goes to the author of a string of critically acclaimed novels, most of which center on the Indian experience in contemporary and historic America.
Erdrich’s novels include “Love Medicine,” “The Plague of Doves,” “The Beet Queen” and her most recent book, “The Round House,” for which she won the National Book Award in 2012. She also has published poetry, nonfiction and children’s literature.
Erdrich is the third winner of this award. Previous winners are E.L. Doctorow (2014) and Don DeLillo (2013).
She will be given the award at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival, Sept. 5.