Leslie (Marmon) Silko Biography

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Despite that her most successful work is an early one, Leslie Marmon Silko remains a central voice in Native American literature. Her first novel, Ceremony (1977), is taught in colleges and universities around the world. Scholarship on her body of work continues to grow, and sales of Ceremony have remained constant, indicating its continuing popularity with readers. Silko seems pleased with the popularity of her writings: in a 1986 interview with Kim Barnes in the Journal of Ethnic Studies Silko reported, somewhat jokingly, that she wanted her books to "make it to the wire racks at the check-out stands" of the supermarket. Certainly her work has been received well both by the reading public and by scholarly critics. She is the recipient of many grants and awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts Discovery Grant for short fiction (1974), a Pushcart Prize for poetry (1977), a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant...

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