Native American Authors
Marilou Awiakta, 1936-
Marilou Awiakta was born in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Awiakta is profiled in the 1994 Oxford Companion to Women’s Writing in the U.S. for her outstanding contributions to Appalachian Literature Award in 1991.
Awards and Honors
Distinguished Tennessee Writer Award in 1989.
Online resources by or about Marilou Awiakta:
Amazons in Appalachia by Marilou Awiakta
Author: Marilou Awiakta
Description: Text of an essay by Awiakta, from “Awakened Woman Magazine”, originally published in the anthology “A Gathering of Spirit.”
Author: Jennifer M. Johnson
Description: This site dedicated to Awiakta was authored by a student at Marshall University. It includes a biography, timeline, primary bibliography, secondary bibliography, and a literary analysis of Selu.
Books by Marilou Awiakta:
Awiakta, Marilou. Abiding Appalachia: where mountain and atom meet
Blacksburg, VA : Pocahontas Press, 2006.
Awiakta, Marilou. Confessing conscience : churched women on abortion
Nashville, TN : Abingdon Press, 1990.
Awiakta, Marilou. Poets of the river city poetry competition, 1978
Memphis, TN : St. Luke’s Press, 1978.
Awiakta, Marilou. Rising Fawn and the fire mystery
Memphis, TN : St. Luke’s Press, 1983.
Audience: All Ages
Awiakta, Marilou. Selu : seeking the Corn-Mother’s wisdom
Goldon, Colorado : Fulcrum Pub., 1993.
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