Saturday, February 13, 3:00 PM ET
N. Scott Momaday discusses Earth Keeper: Reflections on the American Land with Anderson Tepper
Live via Zoom. Free with RSVP through Brooklyn Public Library
Deemed an “American Master,” Kiowa author N. Scott Momaday’s books have had an enormous impact on the country’s literary landscape, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning debut novel, House Made of Dawn (recently reissued in a fiftieth anniversary edition), to The Way to Rainy Mountain, The Ancient Child, and more.
His new book, Earth Keeper: Reflections on the American Land, is a blend of story and “blood memory” and forms something of a spiritual autobiography for Momaday, whose work is deeply rooted in the soil and spirit of the Southwest. “When I think about my life and the lives of my ancestors,” he writes, “I am inevitably led to the conviction that I, and they, belong to the American land. This is a declaration of belonging.”
N. Scott Momaday is an internationally renowned poet, novelist, artist, teacher, and storyteller whose works celebrate and preserve Native American heritage. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1969 for his novel House Made of Dawn and is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Academy of American Poets Prize and the National Medal of Arts. His latest book of poetry, The Death of Sitting Bear, was published in March. He lives in New Mexico.
Anderson Tepper is co-chair of the international committee of the Brooklyn Book Festival.
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"Dazzling. . . . In glittering prose, Momaday recalls stories passed down through generations, illuminating the earth as a sacrosanct place of wonder and abundance. At once a celebration and a warning, Earth Keeper is an impassioned defense of all that our endangered planet stands to lose." — Esquire
A magnificent testament to the earth, from Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and poet N. Scott Momaday.