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Book review: Ernestine Hayes' 'Blonde Indian

...beef---traditional foods / of our colonized cupboard."With "Blonde Indian," which was honored with the American Book Award in 2007, Hayes has created a conflicted piece of art. As it celebrates Tlingit culture, the strong connection...
"Read Local: An Alaska Book Week Celebration" to be held Oct. 10

...invited to share in the conversation by reading the book, as well. "Blonde Indian" was the winner of the 2007 American Book Award and a finalist for the PEN Nonfiction Award and Kiriyama Prize. It tells the story of the author's journey back...
Poet Holman will be featured guest at film screening, poetry slam and concert this weekend

...Poetry Czar" (Village Voice), and "Dean of the Scene" (Seventeen). His honors include the Before Columbus American Book Award, the New York Public Library Minerva Award, and a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, among...
Author Chang to speak at UAS Tuesday

...Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University, is the recipient of many literary honors, including the American Book Award and the Asian American Literary Award. Utne Reader named him one of "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World...
Statewide poetry contest runs through March 2

...this year. Kane is the author of "The Cormorant Hunter's Wife" and "Hyperboreal." A 2014 recipient of the American Book Award, and Whiting Writers' Award recipient, she's on the faculty for the graduate creative writing program at the...
Alaska Writer Laureate Nora Dauenhauer finishes up two-year term

...1980; a Governor's Award for the Arts in 1989; the First Peoples Fund Community Spirit Award in 2005; two American Book Awards, in 1991 and 2008; an Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from UAS in 2001; a Lifetime Achievement Award from...
Five Good GLBT Reads for Pride Month

...supportive parents. Written as a YA novel, this is a great read for adults as well.Author Saenz also won an American Book Award for his first book of poems, "Calendar of Dust," in 1992. ? "The Great Big Book of Families," by Mary Hoffman...
Sitka Symposium is back among Alaska's summer literary events

...Ralph Nader; Luis Alberto Urrea, critically acclaimed author of 13 books of fiction, poetry and nonfiction, American Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist; Alan Weisman, best-selling author of "The World Without Us" and winner...
Dauenhauer: 'Songs of vision and experience'

...about the series here: second and fourth books in the series won American Book Awards from the Before Columbus Foundation and the fourth also won an Alaska Library Association's Alaskana of the Year...
Juneau writer Ernestine Hayes wins one of five Alaska Literary Awards

...recognize their excellence, and to support accomplished writers while they create new art." Hayes' books include her American Book Award winning memoir "Blond Indian," as well as a book on Juneau's early history called "Juneau," and a children's...


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