N. Scott Momaday was born in 1934 in Lawton, Oklahoma. A novelist, poet, playwright, teacher, painter, and storyteller, his accomplishments in literature, scholarship, and the arts have established him as an enduring American master. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors that include the Pulitzer Prize, a National Medal of Arts, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Lifetime Achievement, and the Ken Burns American Heritage Prize. He lives in New Mexico.
"An intriguing combination of myth, fiction, and storytelling that
demonstrates the continuing power and range of Momaday's creative
vision . . . As Momaday's vision unfolds, the reader recognizes
storytelling that is continuous and timeless . . .These are magical
words. Listen."--Washington Post
"A tour-de-force of clarity and brilliance."--San Francisco Chronicle
"Some of the finest writing about the plains I've ever read...The Ancient Child comes as close to a book-length prose poem as any novel you'll see this year. Put aside your normal expectations and let it have its way with you, and you'll be in for a real treat."--Alan Cheuse, "All Things Considered" on NPR