James Welch Native Lit Festival brings acclaimed Indigenous writers together | ap

Sterling HolyWhiteMountain read James Welch’s “Winter in the Blood” for the first time more than 10 years ago, but he remembers the impact it had on him so vividly that it’s as though he finished the novel yesterday.

“It was incredible to me because I had never read fiction that was so imminently recognizable to me,” said the Native writer and Jones Lecturer at Stanford University.

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