Awards & Winners

Michael Dorris

Date of Birth 30-January-1945
Place of Birth Louisville
(Kentucky, United States of America, Jefferson County, Area code 502)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Michael Anthony Dorris, Milou North
Profession Writer, Novelist
Michael Anthony Dorris was an American novelist and scholar who was the first Chair of the Native American Studies program at Dartmouth. His works include the memoir, The Broken Cord and the novel, A Yellow Raft in Blue Water. He was married to author Louise Erdrich and the two frequently collaborated in their writing. He committed suicide in 1997 while police were investigating allegations that he had abused his daughters. The Broken Cord, which won the 1989 National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction, helped provoke Congress to approve legislation to warn of the dangers of drinking alcohol during pregnancy.

Awards by Michael Dorris

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Guggenheim Fellowship for Social Sciences, US & Canada
(Anthropology & Cultural Studies)