Native American Authors


Michael Dorris , 1945-1997

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Michael Dorris was born in 1945 in Louisville, KY. He received his Master of Philosophy degree in 1970 from Yale University. He was praised for his sensitive and intelligent treatment of Native American concerns. He also published under the pseudonym Milou North. Dorris was a novelist, short story writer, poet, nonfiction writer, author of children's books, essayist , scriptwriter and songwriter.

 

Online resources by or about Michael Dorris:

Artful Dodge: A Conversation With Michael Dorris
Author: Artful Dodge
Type: authorbio
Description: An interview with Michael Dorris, from Artful Dodge, an Ohio-based literary magazine.
URL: http://www.wooster.edu/ArtfulDodge/Dorris.html

Authors Online Biography: Michael Dorris
Author: Scholastic Inc.
Type: authorbio
Description: Scholastic's site about Dorris includes a biography, booklist, and interview transcript.
URL: http://teacher.scholastic.com/authorsandbooks/authors/dorris/bio.htm

Salon: A broken life
Author: Josie Rawson
Type: authorbio
Description: Salon article about Dorris, on how "dark questions cloud the reputation of a literary saint".
URL: http://www.salon.com/april97/dorris970421.html

The Young Adult Novels of Michael Dorris
Author: Jim Charles
Type: authorbio
Description: A critical essay about Dorris' writing for young adults, from the scholarly electronic journal, The Alan Review (Spring 1998, Volume 25, Number 3).


URL: http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/ALAN/spring98/charles.html

Books by Michael Dorris:

Dorris, Michael. The benchmark : from the collection working men, stories by Michael Dorris
New York : Henry Holt & Co., 1993.
Genre: Short Stories
Audience: Adult

Dorris, Michael. The broken cord
New York : Harper & Row, 1989.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0060160713

Dorris, Michael; Erdrich, Louise. Conversations with Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 1994.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0878056513 0878056521 (pbk.)

Dorris, Michael; Erdrich, Louise. The crown of columbus
New York, N.Y. : Harper Collins, 1991.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0060160799

Dorris, Michael. Guests
New York : Hyperion Books for Children, 1994.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Youth

Dorris, Michael. Guide to research on North American Indians
Chicago : American Library Association, 1983.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: All Ages
ISBN: 0838903533

Dorris, Michael. Morning girl
New York : Hyperion Books for Children, 1992.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 1562822845

Dorris, Michael. Paper trail
New York : Harper Collins, 1994.
Genre: Essays
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0060169710

Dorris, Michael. Rooms in the house of stone
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, 1993.
Genre: Essays
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0915943700

Erdrich, Louise; Dorris, Michael. Route 2 (U.S. Highway 2: Description and Travel)
Lord John Press, 1990.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: All Ages

Dorris, Michael. Working men
New York : H. Holt, 1993.
Genre: Short Stories
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0805022961

Dorris, Michael. A yellow raft in blue water
New York : Henry Holt & Co., 1987.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult


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