|Birth Day||June 7, 1954|
|Birth Place||Little Falls, MN|
|Age||66 YEARS OLD|
A Native American Writer of children's literature, poetry, and novels, she received the National Book Award for Fiction for her 2012 novel, The Round House. Her other notable works include Tracks (novel), Jacklight (poems), and The Birchbark House (children's book).
Her novel, The Plague of Doves, was a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
She was born in Little Falls, Minnesota. With her husband, Michael Dorris, she had three biological and three adopted children.
She defeated Junot Diaz to win the National Book Award in 2012.