A few notes of interest...
In Literature News
* The Guardian offers a list of the Top 10 Dystopian Novels for Teenagers.
* Kiowa writer N. Scott Momaday, the first Native American recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature and the Oklahoma Centennial Poet Laureate, has received the U.S. National Medal of Arts, the highest national honor for artistic excellence.
* Spokane and Coeur d'Alene author Sherman Alexie has won the National Book Award for his novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian.
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Ask yourself how you would like to be known. Don't let yourself be determined by others. And this is especially true where young people are concerned, because everybody wants to determine them. And they have very few defenses against that. So I say, for God's sake, you know, don't let other people tell you who you are. If I had let people tell me who I was, I would have dropped back there somewhere. Determine who you are, and don't let anybody else do it for you. That's the best advice I can give a young person.
- N. Scott Momaday, 2001 interview