Debra Magpie Earling
|Debra Magpie Earling|
August 3, 1957 |
|Occupation||Novelist, short story writer, University of Montana English professor|
|Alma mater||University of Washington ; MA in English, MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University|
Debra Cecille Magpie Earling (born August 3, 1957 Spokane, Washington) is a Native American novelist, and short story writer. She is the author of Perma Red and The Lost Journals of Sacajewea, which was on display at the Missoula Museum of Art in late 2011. Her work has also appeared in Ploughshares and the Northeast Indian Quarterly.
- Perma Red. BlueHen Books. 2002. ISBN 978-0-399-14899-6.
- The Lost Journals of Sacajewea. Editions Koch. 2010.
- William Kittredge, Annick Smith, eds. (1991). The Last Best Place: A Montana Anthology. University of Washington Press. ISBN 978-0-295-96974-9.
- Craig Lesley, Katheryn Stavrakis, eds. (1991). Talking Leaves: Contemporary Native American Short Stories. Delta. ISBN 978-0-385-31272-1.
- Kim Barnes, Mary Clearman Blew, eds. (2001). Circle of Women: Anthology of Western Women Writers. University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 978-0-8061-3367-6.
- Sue Thomas, ed. (1994). Wild women: contemporary short stories by women celebrating women. Overlook Press. ISBN 978-0-87951-514-0.
- Caroline Patterson, ed. (2006). "Bad Ways". Montana Women Writers: A Geography of the Heart. Farcountry Press. p. 196. ISBN 978-1-56037-405-3. Retrieved 2015-01-05.
- Allen Morris Jones, William Kittredge, eds. (2004). "Real Indians". The Best of Montana's Short Fiction. Globe Pequot. p. 127. ISBN 978-1-59228-269-2. Retrieved 2015-01-05.
- Alvin M. Josephy, ed. (2007). "What We See". Lewis and Clark Through Indian Eyes. Random House, Inc. p. 26. ISBN 978-1-4000-7749-6. Retrieved 2015-01-05.
Debra Magpie Earling's debut novel Perma Red is something of a miracle. The University of Montana creative writing professor began writing it in 1984 and, over the years, it has been through at least nine different rewrites, trimmed from an epic-length 800 pages to a compact 288, burned to a crisp in a house fire, and rejected by publishers who loved the writing but thought the original ending too dark and brutal. Through it all, Earling persevered and the novel stands as a testament to her faith and patience.
- Kay Juricek; Kelly J. Morgan (1997). Contemporary Native American Authors: A Biographical Dictionary. Fulcrum Pub. ISBN 978-1-55591-917-7.
- "The Lost Journals of Sacajawea: Debra Magpie Earling with Photo-Interventions by Peter Rutledge Koch" (PDF). Missoula Art Museum. Retrieved 2014-11-03.
- "Debra Magpie Earling". Native American Authors. Retrieved 2014-11-03.
- "Debra Earling". Cornell Writers. Retrieved 2014-11-03.
- "Debra Magpie Earling". The University of Montana Creative Writing Program. Archived from the original on February 28, 2012. Retrieved 2014-11-04.
- "Debra Earling". The University of Montana - Department of English - People - Faculty. Archived from the original on 2010-11-09. Retrieved 2014-11-04.
- "Debra Magpie Earling". John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Archived from the original on 2014-11-04. Retrieved 2014-11-04.
- "Debra Earling". NEA. Retrieved 2014-11-04.
- "Review | Perma Red by Debra Magpie Earling | "Stepping Forward", January Magazine, David Abrams". januarymagazine.com. Retrieved 2015-01-05.