Winter With the Writers

N. Scott Momaday

Pulitzer-winning novelist, poet, playwright, painter, and photographer

N. Scott Momaday: Reading, On-stage Interview, and Signing

Event Details

Winter With the Writers welcomed N. Scott Momaday to Rollins on February 6, 2013.

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N. Scott Momaday is a poet, a Pulitzer prize-winning novelist, a playwright, a painter and photographer, a storyteller, and a professor of English and American literature.

He is Native American (Kiowa), and among his chief interests are Native American art and oral tradition. In 2007, he received the National Medal of Arts ™for his writings and his work that celebrate and preserve Native American art and oral tradition. In addition to the National Medal of Arts, he has received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his first novel, House Made of Dawn; a Guggenheim Fellowship; a National Institute of Arts and Letters Award; the Golden Plate Award from the American Academy of Achievement; the Premio Letterario Internazionale ™Mondello,∫ Italy's highest literary award; the Saint Louis Literary Award; the Premio Fronterizo, the highest award of the Border Book Festival; the 2008 Oklahoma Humanities Award; and the 2003 Autry Center for the American West Humanities Award.

UNESCO named him an Artist for Peace in 2003, making him the first American to be so honored since the United States rejoined UNESCO. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and holds 20 honorary degrees from colleges and universities including Yale University, the University of Massachusetts, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Tulsa, Blaise Pascal University (France), and his alma mater, the University of New Mexico.