Leslie Marmon Silko

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Leslie Marmon Silko (born Leslie Marmon; born March 5, 1948) is an American writer.wikipedia
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MacArthur Fellows Program

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Silko was a debut recipient of the MacArthur Foundation Grant in 1981 and the Native Writers' Circle of the Americas Lifetime Achievement Award in 1994.

Native Writers' Circle of the Americas

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Silko was a debut recipient of the MacArthur Foundation Grant in 1981 and the Native Writers' Circle of the Americas Lifetime Achievement Award in 1994.

Ceremony (Silko novel)

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Her other publications, include: Laguna Woman: Poems (1974), Ceremony (1977), Storyteller (1981), and, with the poet James A. Wright, With the Delicacy and Strength of Lace: Letters Between Leslie Marmon Silko and James Wright (1985). In 1981, Silko released Storyteller, a collection of poems and short stories that incorporated creative writing, mythology, and autobiography, which garnered favorable reception as it followed in much the same poetic form as the novel Ceremony.
Ceremony is a novel by Native American writer Leslie Marmon Silko, first published by Penguin in March 1977.

Native American Renaissance

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A Laguna Pueblo Indian woman, she is one of the key figures in the First Wave of what literary critic Kenneth Lincoln has called the Native American Renaissance.

Laguna Pueblo

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A Laguna Pueblo Indian woman, she is one of the key figures in the First Wave of what literary critic Kenneth Lincoln has called the Native American Renaissance. Leslie Marmon Silko was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Leland Howard Marmon, a noted photographer, and Mary Virginia Leslie, a teacher, and grew up on the Laguna Pueblo Indian reservation. Silko is mixed-race Laguna Pueblo Indian (a Keres speaking tribe), Anglo American, and Mexican American, and emphasizes her Laguna heritage in her writing (citation needed).

Storyteller (Silko book)

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In 1981, Silko released Storyteller, a collection of poems and short stories that incorporated creative writing, mythology, and autobiography, which garnered favorable reception as it followed in much the same poetic form as the novel Ceremony.
Storyteller is a collection of works, including photographs, poetry, and short stories by Leslie Marmon Silko.

Almanac of the Dead

Almanac of the Dead was published in 1991.
Almanac of the Dead is a novel by Leslie Marmon Silko, first published in 1991.

Paula Gunn Allen

Fellow Pueblo poet Paula Gunn Allen criticized the book on this account, saying that Silko was divulging secret tribal knowledge reserved for the tribe, not outsiders.
Critics have noted that Leslie Marmon Silko, also of Laguna descent, also draws on these traditional tales.

Gerald Vizenor

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It was largely on the strength of this work that critic Alan Velie named Silko one of his Four Native American Literary Masters, along with N. Scott Momaday, Gerald Vizenor and James Welch.

Louise Erdrich

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In 1986, Silko published a review entitled "Here's an Odd Artifact for the Fairy-Tale Shelf", on Anishinaabe writer Louise Erdrich's novel The Beet Queen. Silko claimed Erdrich had abandoned writing about the Native American struggle for sovereignty in exchange for writing "self-referential", postmodern fiction.
Leslie Marmon Silko accused Erdrich's The Beet Queen of being more concerned with postmodern technique than with the political struggles of Native peoples.

Tucson, Arizona

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She currently resides in Tucson, Arizona.

Arizona

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She currently resides in Tucson, Arizona.

Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Leslie Marmon Silko was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Leland Howard Marmon, a noted photographer, and Mary Virginia Leslie, a teacher, and grew up on the Laguna Pueblo Indian reservation.

New Mexico

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Leslie Marmon Silko was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Leland Howard Marmon, a noted photographer, and Mary Virginia Leslie, a teacher, and grew up on the Laguna Pueblo Indian reservation.

Keres language

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Silko is mixed-race Laguna Pueblo Indian (a Keres speaking tribe), Anglo American, and Mexican American, and emphasizes her Laguna heritage in her writing (citation needed).

Anglo-America

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Silko is mixed-race Laguna Pueblo Indian (a Keres speaking tribe), Anglo American, and Mexican American, and emphasizes her Laguna heritage in her writing (citation needed).

Mexican Americans

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Silko is mixed-race Laguna Pueblo Indian (a Keres speaking tribe), Anglo American, and Mexican American, and emphasizes her Laguna heritage in her writing (citation needed).

Pueblo

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Silko grew up on the edge of pueblo society both literally – her family's house was at the edge of the Laguna Pueblo reservation – and figuratively, as she was not permitted to participate in various tribal rituals or join any of the pueblo's religious societies.

Folklore

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Silko learned much of the traditional stories of the Laguna people from her grandmother, whom she called A'mooh, her aunt Susie, and her grandfather Hank during her early years.

Genealogy

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As a result, Silko has always identified most strongly with her Laguna ancestry, stating in an interview with Alan Velie, "I am of mixed-breed ancestry, but what I know is Laguna".

Bachelor of Arts

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Silko went on to receive a BA from the University of New Mexico in 1969; she briefly attended the University of New Mexico law school before pursuing her literary career full-time.

University of New Mexico

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Silko went on to receive a BA from the University of New Mexico in 1969; she briefly attended the University of New Mexico law school before pursuing her literary career full-time.

Law school

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Silko went on to receive a BA from the University of New Mexico in 1969; she briefly attended the University of New Mexico law school before pursuing her literary career full-time.

Short story

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Silko garnered early literary acclaim for her short story "The Man to Send Rain Clouds," which was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Discovery Grant.