Louise Erdrich is no stranger to literary acclaim. Most recently, her novel The Round House won the National Book Award. Set in the 1980s on a reservation in North Dakota, 13-year-old Joe deals with the emotional and political aftermath of his mother being assaulted. The Round House explores crime, justice, and jurisdiction issues between Native Americans and the people living around their reservations.
Here is a thoughtful discussion between Erdrich and Terry Tazioli, host of the Washington-state-based book show, Well Read.