Louise Erdrich

Louise Erdrich (born Karen Louise Erdrich, June 7, 1954, Little Falls, Minnesota, United States) is an American writer of novels, poetry, and children's books featuring Native American characters and settings. She is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, a band of the Anishinaabe (also known as Ojibwa and Chippewa).Erdrich is widely acclaimed as one of the most significant writers of the second wave of the Native American Renaissance.