Eddie Chuculate

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Eddie Chuculate
Born Claremore, Oklahoma
Occupation writer
Nationality Muscogee Creek Nation
Genre literary fiction

Eddie Chuculate is an American fiction writer who is enrolled in the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and of Cherokee descent.[1][2] His first book, Cheyenne Madonna, was published in July 2012 by Black Sparrow Books,[3] an imprint of David R. Godine, Publisher, in Boston. Chuculate won a PEN/O. Henry Award in 2007 for his story, "Galveston Bay, 1826." Chuculate's stories have appeared in Manoa, Ploughshares,[4] the Iowa Review, Blue Mesa Review, Many Mountains Moving and The Kenyon Review.[5] He is an editor for the Trillium Literary Journal.[6] In the July/Aug. 2010 edition of World Literature Today, Chuculate was featured as the journal's "Emerging Author."[7]


Chuculate was born in Claremore, Oklahoma, but grew up primarily in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He worked as a newspaper sports writer for nine years and a copy editor for ten. He later earned a degree in creative writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts and held a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in creative writing (fiction) at Stanford University.[8] In 2010 he was admitted to the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa, where he graduated with a master's degree in 2013.[5]

Cheyenne Madonna cover


  • Cheyenne Madonna, July 2012, Black Sparrow Books/David R. Godine, Publisher, in Boston.


  1. ^ "Student and Alumni Profiles." Institute of American Indian Arts. Retrieved 29 Jan 2013.
  2. ^ Craig S. Womack, Red on Red: Native American Literary Separatism, University of Minnesota Press, 2009, p.1
  3. ^ Cheyenne Madonna. Black Sparrow Books . Retrieved 6 July 2010.
  4. ^ "Doug Anderson." Ploughshares. . Retrieved 6 July 2010.
  5. ^ a b "Author Spotlight", The Pen/O. Henry Prizes, Random House. Retrieved 8 August 2009.
  6. ^ Editors, Trillium Literary Journal, trilliumliteraryjournal.org. Retrieved 8 August 2009.
  7. ^ Google cache.[dead link]
  8. ^ "Stegner Fellowship." Stanford University News.