Concordia St. Paul News

January 2, 2013

Award-Winning Author Louise Erdrich Headlines Heginbotham Lecture

Concordia University, St. Paul’s Department of English and Modern Language presents the Heginbotham Literacy Lecture Series, featuring award-winning Minnesota author Louise Erdrich, Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m., in the Buetow Auditorium.┬áThe lecture is free and open to the public.

Erdrich, a highly regarded author for nearly 30 years, won the 2012 National Book Award for her latest novel “The Round House”, about an Ojibwe boy and his quest to avenge his mother’s rape.

A Pulitzer Prize finalist and New York Times best-seller, Erdrich is the owner of the independent bookstore Birchbark Books ( in Minneapolis.

The Heginbotham Literary Lecture Series is made possible by private donors who established an endowment to honor Dr. Eleanor Heginbotham and her distinguished record of teaching and scholarship at Concordia University as well as her many contributions to the literary community in the Twin Cities.

Heginbotham is a professor emeritus of English and Modern Languages, an award-winning Emily Dickinson expert and a Senior Fulbright Scholar who served at Concordia for 10 years until her retirement in 2004.

Additional media coverage about Louise Erdrich:
Louise Erdrich Wins Her First National Book Award