Native Americans and the Imagination
- October 15, 2018
- Jamf Theater
- 128 Graham Ave.
- Eau Claire, WI 54701
2018 Chippewa Valley Book Festival - Native Americans and the Imagination by David Treuer. Discussion of the ways in which the stories we tell—about ourselves, our country, and about Indians—in many and in profound ways shape the world around us.
David Treuer is Ojibwe from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. He is the author of four novels and two books of nonfiction. His work has appeared in Orion, Harpers, The Washington Post, Saveur, and The New York Times among others. He is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Bush Foundation.
In Rez Life: An Indian’s Journey Through Reservation Life, his first full-length work of nonfiction, Treuer brings a novelist’s storytelling skill and an eye for detail to a complex and subtle examination of Native American reservation life, past and present. His latest novel, Prudence, is available from Riverhead Books.