Natalie Diaz

Natalie Diaz was born in Fort Mojave Indian Village in Needles, California and is Mojave.

She earned a BA and a MFA from Old Domionion University.

Her first novel, When my Brother Was an Aztec, was published in 2012 and was awarded the 2012 Lannan Literary Selection and the 2013 PEN/Open Book Award shortlist.

Her honors and awards include the Nimrod/Hardman Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, the Louis Untermeyer Scholarship in Poetry from Bread Loaf, the Narrative Poetry Prize, and a Lannan Literary Fellowship.

Her work appeared in Narrative, Poetry magazine, Drunken Boat, Prairie Schooner, Iowa Review, and Crab Orchard Review.

She currently lives in Mohave Valley, AZ where she directs a language revitalization program and works with the last Elder speakers of the Mohave language.

Poetry Foundation Web page

Copper Canyon Press Web Page

Bibliography:

“When My Brother Was an Aztec” (2012)

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