Native American Authors


Gerald Vizenor , 1934-

Chippewa

Gerald Vizenor was born in Minneapolis, but spent much of his childhood on the White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota. Vizenor attended New York University for two years, transferring to the University of Minnesota where he earned his B.A. in 1960. His graduate studies include University of Minnesota and Harvard University. His career includes work for the Minnesota Department of Corrections, and the Minneapolis Tribune. Vizenor's teaching career includes professorship at Lake Forest University, Bemidji State College, University of Minnesota, University of California at Berkeley, and the University of California at Santa Cruz. Vizenor incorporates the Trickster in many of his writings.

Awards and Honors

Fiction Collective/Illinois State University Prize, 1986
American Book award, 1988
Josephine Miles Award, PEN Oakland, 1990

 

Online resources by or about Gerald Vizenor:

A Chance of Survivance: An Interview with Gerald Vizenor, Conclusion
Author: The Alsop Review
Type: authorbio
Description: Part Two of the Jack Foley interview with Vizenor.
URL: http://www.alsopreview.com/foley/jfvizenor2.html

A Chance of Survivance: An Interview with Gerald Vizenor, Part One
Author: The Alsop Review
Type: authorbio
Description: Transcript of interview of Vizenor, by Jack Foley, orginiallybroadcast on Cover to Cover, KPFA-FM, 8/26/96.
URL: http://www.alsopreview.com/foley/jfvizenor.html

Gerald Vizenor
Author: Gerald Vizenor and Karen Strom
Type: authorbio
Description: Biographical and bibliographical information about Vizenor.
URL: http://www.hanksville.org/storytellers/vizenor/

On Teaching: Gerald Vizenor
Author: Mary Ellen Butler
Type: authorbio
Description: This article about Vizenor is from the 11/16/94 issue of The Berkeleyan.
URL: http://www.berkeley.edu/news/berkeleyan/1994/1116/vizenor.html

Books by Gerald Vizenor:

Vizenor, Gerald. Bearheart : The Heirship Chronicles
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 1990.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0816618518

Vizenor, Gerald. Chancers
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 2000.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 080613266

Vizenor, Gerald. Crossbloods : Bone Courts, Bingo, and Other Reports
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 1990.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult

Vizenor, Gerald. Darkness in Saint Louis Bearheart
Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press, 1990.
ISBN: 0816618526 (pbk.)

Vizenor, Gerald. Dead Voices : Natural Agonies in the New World
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 1992.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult

Vizenor, Gerald. Earthdivers : Tribal Narratives on Mixed Descent
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 1981.
Genre: Fiction

Vizenor, Gerald. Fugitive poses : Native American Indian scenes of absence and presence
Lincoln, Neb. : University of Nebraska Press, 1998.
Genre: Nonfiction
ISBN: 0803246641

Vizenor, Gerald. Griever, an American Monkey King in China
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 1990.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0816618496

Vizenor, Gerald. The heirs of Columbus
Hanover, NH : Wesleyan University Press/Unversity Press of New England, 1991.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0819552410

Vizenor, Gerald. Hotline healers : an Almost Browne novel
Hanover, N.H. : Wesleyan University Press, 1997.
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0819553042

Vizenor, Gerald. Interior landscapes: autobiographical myths and metaphors
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 1990.
Genre: Autobiography
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0816618488

Vizenor, Gerald. Landfill meditation : crossblood stories
Hanover : Wesleyan University Press, 1991.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0819552437

Vizenor, Gerald. Manifest manners : postindian warriors of survivance
Hanover : University Press of New England, 1994.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult

Vizenor, Gerald. Narrative chance: postmodern discourse on Native American Indian literatures
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico, 1989.
Genre: Essays
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0826311172

Vizenor, Gerald. The people named the Chippewa : narrative histories
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 1984.
Genre: Nonfiction / Biography
ISBN: 0816613060 (pbk.)

Vizenor, Gerald. Postindian conversations
Lincoln, Neb. : University of Nebraska Press, 1999.
Genre: Nonfiction
ISBN: 0803246668

Vizenor, Gerald. Shadow distance : A Gerald Vizenor reader
Hanover, NH : Wesleyan University Press, 1994.
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0819552771 (hc.) / 0819562815 (pbk.)

Vizenor, Gerald. Summer in the spring : Anishinaabe lyric poems and stories
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 1993.
Genre: Folklore / Poems / Short Stories
Audience: All Ages
ISBN: 0806125187

Vizenor, Gerald. Touchwood: a collection of Ojibway prose
St. Paul, MN : New Rivers Press, 1987.
Genre: Short Stories / Anthologies
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0898230918


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