Author Gordon Henry
October 14, 2005
Gordon Henry's novel, The Light People, was nominated for a National Book Award in 1994 and won the American Book Award in 1995. His poetry and fiction have been published in The Black Warrior Review, Mid-American Review, Stories Migrating Home, and North Dakota Quarterly, as well as in numerous other journals and anthologies. He is an enrolled member of the White Earth Chippewa Tribe in Minnesota. While his father served in the United States Navy, Henry grew up traveling and living on military bases and on the White Earth Reservation. He has been actively involved in traditional Native American ceremonies for most of his adult life. After studying at Michigan State University and earning his Ph.D. in Literature at the University of North Dakota, Henry has taught at Ferris State University, Alma College, University of Michigan, and was a Fulbright Lecturer in Spain. He currently teaches at Michigan State University.