NBA On Campus: Concordia College, 2013

On March 21 and 22, we once again partnered with Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota to present National Book Awards on Campus. This year’s program featured Louise Erdrich, 2012 NBA Fiction Winner for The Round House, and Domingo Martinez, 2012 NBA Nonfiction Finalist for The Boy Kings of Texas. National Public Radio’s Neal Conan interviewed both authors.


Louise Erdrich
Louise Erdrich is the author of fourteen novels as well as volumes of poetry, short stories, children's books, and a memoir of early motherhood. Her novel Love Medicine won the National Book Critics Circle Award. The Birchbark House and The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse were both finalists for the National Book Award. The Plague of Doves won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Most recently, her novel The Round House won the National Book Award. Erdrich lives in Minnesota and is the owner of Birchbark Books, an independent bookstore. Photo credit: Paul Emmel

Domingo Martinez
Domingo Martinez
has worked as a journalist and designer in Texas and Seattle. His work has appeared in Epiphany, and he has contributed to The New Republic. He has read pieces from The Boy Kings of Texas on “This American Life” and an essay about being chosen as a 2012 National Book Award finalist on “All Things Considered.” An excerpt from The Boy Kings of Texas was nominated for a 2013 Pushcart Prize. He lives in Seattle. Photo credit: Damian Green