Debra Magpie Earling is the author of Perma Red and The Lost Journals of Sacajewea. An earlier version of the latter, written in verse, was produced as an artist book during the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition. She has received both a National Endowment for the Arts grant and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She retired from the University of Montana where she was named professor emeritus in 2021. She is Bitterroot Salish.
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The new book by Debra Magpie Earling is a devastatingly beautiful novel that challenges prevailing historical narratives of Sacajewea. In his new novel, Justin Torres mines lost histories—personal and collective. Moderated by Stacy D. Flood.