David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. He is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, the 1996 Minnesota Book Award, and fellowships from the NEH, Bush Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation. He divides his time between his home on the Leech Lake Reservation and Los Angeles, where he is a Professor of Literature at USC. He writes both fiction and nonfiction works. His newest novel, Prudence, is forthcoming from Riverhead Book. His essays and stories have appeared in Esquire, TriQuarterly, The Washington Post, Lucky Peach, the New York Times, the LA Times, and Slate.com.