Native American Authors
Michael Dorris, 1945-1997
Michael Dorris was born in 1945 in Louisville, KY. He received his Master of Philosophy degree in 1970 from Yale University. He was praised for his sensitive and intelligent treatment of Native American concerns. He also published under the pseudonym Milou North. Dorris was a novelist, short story writer, poet, nonfiction writer, author of children’s books, essayist , scriptwriter and songwriter.
Online resources by or about Michael Dorris:
Artful Dodge: A Conversation With Michael Dorris
Author: Artful Dodge
Description: An interview with Michael Dorris, from Artful Dodge, an Ohio-based literary magazine.
Authors Online Biography: Michael Dorris
Author: Scholastic Inc.
Description: Scholastic’s site about Dorris includes a biography, booklist, and interview transcript.
Salon: A broken life
Author: Josie Rawson
Description: Salon article about Dorris, on how “dark questions cloud the reputation of a literary saint”.
The Young Adult Novels of Michael Dorris
Author: Jim Charles
Description: A critical essay about Dorris’ writing for young adults, from the scholarly electronic journal, The Alan Review (Spring 1998, Volume 25, Number 3).
Books by Michael Dorris:
Dorris, Michael. The benchmark : from the collection working men, stories by Michael Dorris
New York : Henry Holt & Co., 1993.
Genre: Short Stories
Dorris, Michael. The broken cord
New York : Harper & Row, 1989.
Dorris, Michael; Erdrich, Louise. Conversations with Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 1994.
ISBN: 08780565130878056521 (pbk.)
Dorris, Michael. Guests
New York : Hyperion Books for Children, 1994.
Dorris, Michael. Guide to research on North American Indians
Chicago : American Library Association, 1983.
Audience: All Ages
Dorris, Michael. Morning girl
New York : Hyperion Books for Children, 1992.
Dorris, Michael. Paper trail
New York : Harper Collins, 1994.
Dorris, Michael. Rooms in the house of stone
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, 1993.
Dorris, Michael. Working men
New York : H. Holt, 1993.
Genre: Short Stories
Dorris, Michael. A yellow raft in blue water
New York : Henry Holt & Co., 1987.
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