David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian and best-selling author from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. He is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, two Minnesota Book Awards, and fellowships from the NEH, the Bush Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation. His book, The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee, was a 2019 finalist for both the National Book Award and the Carnegie Medal. He divides his time between his home on the Leech Lake Reservation and Los Angeles, where he is a professor of English at the University of Southern California.
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