Paula Gunn Allen

One of the foremost scholars of Native American literature, Paula Gunn Allen's many books include the novel The Woman Who Owned the Shadows, the landmark critical work The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions, and a new collection of essays, Off the Reservation. This year she has been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writer’s Circle for her groundbreaking work. Her latest book is Hozho: Walking in Beauty, an anthology of historical and contemporary stories by Native authors which she coedited. Originally from New Mexico, Allen has lived in California for many years and is Professor Emerita of English at UCLA.
October 19, 2001