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Janet Campbell Hale, 1947-

Coeur d’Alene

Janet Hale was born in 1947, in Riverside, California. Growing up, she lived on the Couer d’Alene and Yakima reservations. She received her M.A. in English from UC Davis in 1984. More recently, she has taught at several colleges and universities as a writer-in-residence and visiting professor, including appointments as the Richard Thompson Lecturer at Iowa State U in Ames in 1986, the Claremont Lecturer at College of Illinois in Springfield in 1995, and the Visiting Professor of Native American Literataure at the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1998.

Awards and Honors

1964 New York Poetry Day Award
1985 Pulitzer Prize Nomination for The Jailing of Cecelia Capture
1994 American Book Award for Bloodlines: Odyssey of a Native Daughter
1995 Creative Writing Grant from The National Endowment for the Arts
1998 Fellowship in Creative Writing, Idaho Commission on the Arts


Online resources by or about Janet Campbell Hale:

Amazon.com talks to Janet Campbell Hale
Author: Amazon.com
Type: authorbio
Description: An interview with Janet Campbell Hale.
URL: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/show-interview/h-j-aleanetcampbell/

Janet Campbell Hale
Author: Maria-Theresia Holub
Type: authorbio
Description: This page is part of a series from Voices from the Gaps: Women Writers of Color produced by the Department of English and Programs in American Studies at the University of Minnesota. Included is an in-depth biography, selected bibliography and related links.
URL: http://voices.cla.umn.edu/authors/JanetCampbellHale.html

Janet Campbell Hale
Author: Janet Campbell Hale and Karen Strom
Type: authorbio
Description: Biographical and bibliographical information about Hale.
URL: http://www.hanksville.org/storytellers/jchale/

Books by Janet Campbell Hale:

Hale, Janet Campbell. Bloodlines : odyssey of a native daughter
New York : Random House, 1993.
Genre: Biography
Audience: All Ages
ISBN: 0679415270

Hale, Janet Campbell. The jailing of Cecelia Capture
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 1987.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0826310036 (pbk.)

Hale, Janet Campbell. The owl’s song
Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1974.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: All Ages
ISBN: 0385019440

Hale, Janet Campbell. Women on the run
Moscow, Idaho : University of Idaho Press, 1999.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0893012173

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