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Humanities for the Environment Key Researcher Linda Hogan

Linda Hogan

Linda Hogan (Chickasaw) is an internationally recognized public speaker and writer of poetry, fiction, and essays. Her novel, Solar Storms, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the International Impact Award, as was her novel, Power. In poetry, The Book of Medicines was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. For her poetry, she has received the Colorado Book Award, Minnesota State Arts Board Grant, an American Book Award, and a prestigious Lannan Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. She has also received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas, The Wordcraft Circle. Her most recent awards have been the 2016 Thoreau Prize from PEN, and the Native Arts and Culture Award. Recent publications include DARK. SWEET. New and Selected Poems (Coffee House Press 2014), Indios (Wings Press, 2012) and Rounding the Human Corners (Coffee House Press, April 2008, Pulitzer nominee).

Her recent novel, People of the Whale (Norton 2008), brings together her deep knowledge of oceans and ocean creatures with her expertise in science and native sciences. This is the work that often brings her to Taiwan where she works with the Island, Oceans and Ecology Research Network and with the HfE Asia-Pacific Observatory.

Hogan’s nonfiction includes a highly respected collection of essays Dwellings, A Spiritual History of the Land and The Woman Who Watches Over the World: A Native Memoir. With Brenda Peterson, she has also written Sightings, The Mysterious Journey of the Gray Whale for National Geographic Books, and edited several anthologies on nature and spirituality.

Linda Hogan was inducted into the Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame in 2007 for her writing, and is Faculty at Indian Arts Institute, Former Writer in Residence for The Chickasaw Nation and Professor Emerita from University of Colorado.