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Conger Beasley Jr.

Nonfiction

Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson

Catalog Number: 19900316

In environmental essays, novels, and short stories, Conger Beasley Jr. has proven himself "a writer of extraordinary imagination and cunning." Here he reads about the Oglala Sioux piercing ceremony and about the Missouri River; subjects included in his book, Sundancers and River Demons: Essays on Landscape and Ritual.

| Subject Matter: Native American Culture, Landscape | Interview Year: 1990 | Genre: Nonfiction | Awards: Spur Award for Best Nonfiction Contemporary |

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Winners Announced: New Letters Literary Awards

New Letters is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the $2,500 Conger Beasley Jr. Prize for Nonfiction, the $1,500 New Letters Prize for Fiction, and the $1,500 Prize for Poetry. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.

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