University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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David Treuer

Jean-Luc Bertini

David Treuer was born in Washington, D.C., to a father who is a Jewish Holocaust survivor and an Ojibwe (Chippewa) mother. He was raised on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation with his extended family. After graduating, he attended Princeton University where he worked with Toni Morrison, Joanna Scott and Paul Muldoon.

While getting his PhD at the University of Michigan, he published his first novel, "Little." In 1999, he published his second novel "The Hiawatha" and received his Phd. Beginning in 2000, he became a professor of literature and creative writing at the University of Minnesota. In 2006, he published "The Translation of Dr Apelles" and a collection of essays, "Nativa American Fiction: A Users Manual." In 2012, he published "Rez Life" and in 2014 "Prudence." He is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a Best Nature and Science Writing Award, two Minnesota Book Awards and fellowships from the Bush Foundation. He is a Guggenheim Fellow and is a professor of English at USC. His essays, journalism, and reviews have appeared in Harpers, The New Yourk Times, The Washington Post, Esquire, Lucky Peach, Saveur and Orion among others. He divides his time between Los Angeles and his home on the Leech Lake Reservation. His most recent work is "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee."

Scheduled events:
The Tilt of History
How do single moments in time affect generations? Be they in Eastern Europe or in the Americas, yesterday's events continue to shape today. David Treuer and Steve Zipperstein will explore how -- and why.

Koffler Room 218 (Seats 142, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: David Treuer, Steven Zipperstein
Moderator: Susan Crane
How Truthful is History?
David Treuer is the author of award-winning fiction and nonfiction. His new work "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee" is a sweeping history and counter-narrative of Native American life from the Wounded Knee massacre to the present. In this conversation, writer Bob Houston will talk with Treuer about how history informs fiction and vice versa.

Integrated Learning Center Room 141 (Seats 120, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: David Treuer
Moderator: Robert Houston

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present
History / Biography
Riverhead/Penguin Random House
January 2019
ISBN 9781594633157
496 pages
$28.00, INSTORE
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A sweeping history--and counter-narrative--of Native American life from the Wounded Knee massacre to the present. More/less

Rez Life: An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life
History / Biography
Grove Press
January 2013
ISBN 9780802120823
330 pages
$17.00, INSTORE
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The celebrated author of The Hiawatha presents an insider chronicle of the history of Indian reservations and contemporary Native American life that challenges misperceptions about such issues as sovereignty, treaty rights and natural-resource conservation, exploring topics ranging from political tensions and casinos to crime and cultural preservation.

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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