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Conger Beasley Jr.

Nonfiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 19960715

Winner of the Western Writers' Award, Conger Beasley Jr. reads from his book, We Are a People in This World: The Lakota Sioux and the Massacre at Wounded Kneewhich recounts the 1890 events at Wounded Knee through the 1990 Big Foot Memorial Ride. Beasley also talks about his short stories and essays which often reflect nature and the American west.

| Subject Matter: Native American History, Nature | Interview Year: 1996 | 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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