It was exciting to hear this week that N. Scott Momaday received the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize.
This is hardly Momaday’s first award, of course; he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1969 for his novel, House Made of Dawn. In 2007, he received the National Medal of Arts.
We are proud to have featured Momaday’s work several times in North Dakota Quarterly. In 1985, we included a sketch of Gai-talee’s shield on the cover and an excerpt from Momaday’s The Book of Shields.
In 2003, Momaday contributed the introduction to a special issue on Siberian Literature edited by Alexandr Vaschenko and Claude Clayton Smith. You can read it here.