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Howard Norman is an American author and translator whose work
includes novels, short stories, memoirs, and children’s books.
He was born in Michigan in 1949 but as a young man he moved to
Toronto and lived in Canada for many years, spending much time
among native peoples in the Canadian wilderness. As a result of
his long residence in Canada, much of his fiction is set there.
Norman attended Western Michigan University and Indiana
University. He has published numerous translations and
retellings of the stories of native peoples of Canada as
illustrated books for children. The Wishing Bone Cycle
(1976) won the Harold Morton Landon Translation Prize from the
Academy of American Poets. His books Northern Lights
and The Bird Artist were both nominated for National
Book Awards in Fiction. He has received a Lannan Award for
fiction, a Guggenheim, the Whiting Award, as well as several NEA
fellowships. Norman is married to poet Jane Shore, with whom he
has one daughter. He teaches creative writing at the University
- Norman, Howard. What Is Left the
Daughter. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2010.
- Norman, Howard. Devotion. Boston:
Houghton Mifflin, 2007.
- Norman, Howard. In Fond Remembrance of
Me. New York: North Point Press, 2005.
- Norman, Howard. My Famous Evening: Nova
Scotia Sojourns, Diaries & Preoccupations.
District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2004.
- Norman, Howard. Between Heaven and
Earth: Bird Tales from Around the World.
Orlando: Gulliver Books, 2004.
- Norman, Howard. The Haunting of L.
New York: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 2002.
- Norman, Howard. The Chauffer: Stories.
New York: Picador, 2002.
- Norman, Howard. Trickster and the
Fainting Birds. Boston: Harcourt Children's Books, 1999.
- Norman, Howard. The Museum Guard: A
Novel. New York: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux,
- Norman, Howard. The Girl Who Dreamed
Only Geese, and Other Tales of the Far North.
New York: Harcourt Brace, 1997.
- Norman, Howard. The Bird Artist.
New York: Farrar, Strauss, & Giroux, 1994.
- Norman, Howard. Northern Tales:
Traditional Stories of Eskimo and Indian
Peoples. New York: Pantheon: 1990.
- Norman, Howard. Kiss in the Hotel Joseph
Conrad and Other Stories. London: Faber and
- Norman, Howard. How Glooskap Outwits the
Ice Giants; and Other Tales of the Maritime
Indians. Boston: Little, Brown, 1989.
- Norman, Howard. The Northern Lights: A
Novel. New York: Picador, 1987.
- Norman, Howard.
Who-Paddled-Backward-With-Trout. Boston: Joy
Street Books, 1987.
- Norman, Howard. The Owl-Scatterer.
Random House Value Publishing, 1986.
- Norman, Howard. Who Met the Ice Lynx.
Bear Claw Press,
- Norman, Howard, trans. Born Tying Knots
(Told by Samuel Makidemewabe). Ann Arbor: Bear
Claw Press, 1976.
- Norman, Howard, trans. The Wishing Bone
Cycle: Narrative Poems from the Swampy Cree
Indians. New York: Stonehill Pub, 1976.