Author Profile

people-Louise-Erdrich-novels-Ojibwa-deal-lifeAuthor Louise Erdrich is the author of fifteen novels as well as volumes of poetry, short stories, children's books, and a memoir of early motherhood. Her novel The Round House won the National Book Award for Fiction.  In addition, The Plague of Doves won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and her debut novel, Love Medicine, was the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Erdrich has received the Library of Congress Prize in American Fiction, the prestigious PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. She lives in Minnesota with her daughters and is the owner of Birchbark Books, a small independent bookstore.

Works by Erdrich include:

Tales of Burning Lovy

The Bingo Palace

The Worl's Greatest Fisherman

The Night Watchman

The Crown of Columbus

The Antelope Wife

The Plague of Doves

The Round House

Shadow Tag

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  • Reviews for The Round House

    “THE ROUND HOUSE is filled with stunning language that recalls shades of Faulkner, García Márquez and Toni Morrison. Deeply moving, this novel ranks among Erdrich’s best work, and it is impossible to forget.” -USA Today 

  • “The novel showcases her [Erdrich’s] extraordinary ability to delineate the ties of love, resentment, need, duty and sympathy that bind families together…[a] powerful novel.” -Michiko Kakutani, New York Times 

  • “Erdrich has given us a multitude of narrative voices and stories. Never before has she given us a novel with a single narrative voice so smart, rich and full of surprises as she has in The Round House…and, I would argue, her best so far.” -NPR/All Thing's Considered 

  • “While Erdrich is known as a brilliant chronicler of the American Indian experience, her insights into our family, community, and spiritual lives transcend any category.” -Reader's Digest“

  • A sweeping, suspenseful outing from this prizewinning, generation-spanning chronicler of her Native American people, the Ojibwe of the northern plains...a sumptuous tale.” - Elle