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NATIVE AMERICAN WRITER LESLIE SILKO TO READ AT HAMILTON

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Posted October 11, 1996
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Acclaimed novelist and poet Leslie Marmon Silko will be featured in a reading, Thursday, Oct. 24, at 8 p.m. in the Hamilton College Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.

Born in Albuquerque, N.M. of mixed ancestry, Silko grew up on the Laguna Pueblo Reservation. She received critical acclaim with the publication of her novel Ceremony, the story of a mixed-heritage war veteran's struggles after returning to his Indian reservation following World War II. The book established Silko as an important artist from the American Indian community.

Silko's other writings include the novel Almanac of the Dead; Laguna Woman, a collection of poems; Storyteller, a fiction and poetry collection; and The Delicacy and Strength of Lace, a collection of correspondence with poet James Wright who died of cancer. Writing for the Saturday Review, James Polk said Silko's "perceptions are accurate, and her style reflects the breadth, the texture, the mortality of her subjects." She has been called the first Native American woman novelist, and the most accomplished Indian writer of her generation.

Silko has read and lectured at leading universities throughout the U.S. She has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a prestigious "genius" grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Her novel Almanac of the Dead has been translated into German, and her poetry has won a Chicago Review award and a Pushcart Prize.

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