Leslie Silko

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Leslie Marmon Silko (born Leslie Marmon; born March 5, 1948) is a Laguna Pueblo writer and one of the key figures in the First Wave of what literary critic Kenneth Lincoln has called the Native American Renaissance. 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. She currently resides in Tucson, Arizona. (Information from Wikipedia)

Articles in Western American Literature:

The Only Cure Is a Dance: The Role of Night Swan in Silko’s Ceremony

“The Sterility of Their Art”: Masculinity and the Western in Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony

The Radical Geography of Silko’s Almanac of the Dead

The Word Gets Around: Leslie Marmon Silko’s Theory of Narrative Survival in The Delicacy and Strength of Lace

Living In-Between: Tayo as Radical Reader in Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony


Additional Resources:

Western Writers Series, Boise State University: Leslie Marmon Silko