Debra Magpie Earling
Debra Magpie Earling is Bitterroot Salish and a member of the Flathead Nation. She is the author of the novels Perma Red, which received the American Book Award, and The Lost Journals of Sacajewea. Her work has also appeared in Ploughshares and Northeast Indian Quarterly as well as several anthologies, including Talking Leaves: Contemporary Native American Short Stories and Montana Women Writers: A Geography of the Heart. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, she now works in the Creative Writing Department at the University of Montana in Missoula.
Some of my favorite people on earth are in this book,
Dear writers and grand spirits.