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LeAnne Howe

LeAnne Howe (born April 29, 1951) is an American author and Eidson Distinguished Professor in the Department of English at the University of Georgia, Athens. She previously taught American Indian Studies and English at the University of Minnesota and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

From her influence as a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Howe's work has been published in various journals and anthologies. From publishing her novel Shell Shaker, Howe has received the Before Columbus Foundation's American Book Award for 2002. Following her previous award in 2002, Howe's collection of poetry, Evidence of Red (Salt Publishing, UK 2005), won the Oklahoma Book Award in 2006.

In 2012, Howe was the recipient of a United States Artists Fellow award.

In 2015, Howe was awarded the first MLA Prize for Studies in Native American Literatures, Cultures, and Languages for her second novel, a memoir titled Choctalking On Other Realities (Aunt Lute Books, 2013).
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