Native American Authors
Anna Lee Walters, 1946-
Anna Lee Walters was born in Pawnee, Oklahoma to a Pawnee mother and Otoe-Missouria father. The oral traditions of these two cultures have had considerable influence over her writings. Walters earned her B.A. and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Goddard College. Her career includes library technician at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, technical writer for the Dineh Corporation, and curriculum developer for the Navajo Community College. She has also held the jobs of Director of Public Information and Relations and Director of the Navajo Community College Press. Walters has been a contributor to more than forty publications. She currently resides in Tsaile, Arizona with her husband.
Awards and Honors
American Book Award, 1986
Online resources by or about Anna Lee Walters:
Anna Lee Walters
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Anna Lee Walters
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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.
Books by Anna Lee Walters:
Walters, Anna Lee. Ghost Singer
Flagstaff, AZ : Northland Pub., 1988.
Walters, Anna Lee. The Pawnee Nation
Mankato, Minn. : Bridgestone Books, 2000.
Walters, Anna Lee. The Spirit of Native America : beauty and mysticism in American Indian art
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 1989.
Walters, Anna Lee. The sun is not merciful
Ithaca, NY : Firebrand Books, 1985.
Genre: Short Stories
Walters, Anna Lee. Talking Indian : reflections on survival and writing
Ithaca, NY : Firebrand Books, 1992.
Walters, Anna Lee. The Two-legged Creature: an Otoe story
Flagstaff, Ariz. : Northland Pub., 1993.
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