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Erdrich, [Karen] Louise

Born: 1954 AD
Currently alive, at 61 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Poets


1954 - Born on the 7th of June in Little Falls, Minnesota, United States.

1972 - She attended Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States.

1979 - She graduated with her Master of Arts degree in creative writing from John Hopkins
           University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

1981 - She married Michael Dorris.

1982 - Her story "The World’s Greatest Fisherman" was awarded the $5,000 Nelson Algren
           Prize for short fiction.

1984 - She published the novel Love Medicine, and the book was awarded the National Book
           Critics Circle Award.

1995 - She and her husband Dorris unsuccessfully pursued a court case against their son
           Jeffrey Sava, who had accused them both of child abuse.

1998 - She produced five novels.


Page last updated: 10:39pm, 25th May '07

  • "Love won't be tampered with, love won't go away. Push it to one side and it creeps to the other."
  • "In our own beginnings, we are formed out of the body's interior landscape. For a short while, our mothers'bodies are the boundaries and personal geography which are all that we know of the world. ... Once we no longer live beneath our mother's heart, it is the earth with which we form the same dependent relationship, relying ... on its cycles and elements, helpless without its protective embrace."
  • "Love must not touch the marrow of the soul. Our affections must be breakable chains that we can cast them off or tighten them."