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Howard Norman

Howard Norman

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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 of Maryland.

Bibliography:
  • 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, 1998.
  • 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 Faber, 1989.
  • 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. New York: Random House Value Publishing, 1986.
  • Norman, Howard. Who Met the Ice Lynx. Bear Claw Press, 1978.
  • 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.