Louise Erdrich is the author of eighteen novels, volumes of poetry, children’s books and a memoir of early motherhood. Her novels include Love Medicine, The Roundhouse and The Sentence. She has been awarded, among other prizes, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award (twice) and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. She has received the Library of Congress Prize in American Fiction, the prestigious PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction. A member of the Turtle Mountain band of Chippewa, Erdrich lives in Minnesota.