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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...
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...
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...
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...
Richard Dauenhauer wins Bullock prize for excellence

...culture and history, as well as many articles, and have been recognized with the Before Columbus Foundation's American Book Award. They have been instrumental in preparing educational systems for the continuation of Native languages, including...
Alutiiq Museum gets new executive director

...from the University of Alaska. Her children's book, "The Red Cedar of Afognak: A Driftwood Journey," won an American Book Award.Haakanson had been gathering information about Alutiiq artifact collections around the world and led efforts to...
Poems by Wall and Hayes to be installed in Totem Bight park

...the site)."Hayes is best known for her prose; her memoir "Blond Indian: An Alaska Native Memoir" won the American Book Award in 2007. But she said the barriers between poetry and prose are largely blurred in her mind."Emily's the poet...
Local author Hayes pens concise history of Juneau

In her American Book Award-winning memoir "Blond Indian," Ernestine Hayes shared with readers a sense of what life was like for her in Juneau when she...
Dauenhauer named State Writer Laureate

...transcriptions of interviews and recordings of Tlingit elders with historical research. Volume four was honored with the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. Dauenhauer's solo works include "Life Woven with Song," as well as abundant...


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