Leslie Marmon Silko





Leslie Marmon Silko

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March 05, 1948

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Leslie Marmon Silko (born Leslie Marmon; born March 5, 1948) is a Native American writer of the Laguna Pueblo tribe, and one of the key figures in the First Wave of what literary critic Kenneth Lincoln has called the Native American Renaissance.

Silko was a debut recipient of the MacArthur Foundation Grant, now known as the "Genius Grant", in 1981 and the Native Writers' Circle of the Americas Lifetime Achievement Award in 1994. She currently resides in Tucson, Arizona.

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Average rating: 3.78 · 14,129 ratings · 1,162 reviews · 18 distinct works · Similar authors
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The Turquoise Ledge: A Memoir
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Laguna Woman
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Oceanstory
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Sacred Water
4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1993 — 4 editions
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“You don't have anything
if you don't have the stories.”
Leslie Marmon Silko, Ceremony

“When someone dies, you don't get over it by forgetting; you get over it by remembering, and you are aware that no person is ever truly lost or gone once they have been in our life and loved us, as we have loved them.”
Leslie Marmon Silko

“I will tell you something about stories . . . They aren't just entertainment. Don't be fooled. They are all we have, you see, all we have to fight off illness and death.”
Leslie Marmon Silko, Ceremony

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