Evelina Zuni Lucero, Isleta/Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, is the chair of the creative writing department at the Institute of American Indian Arts. She is author of Night Sky, Morning Star, which won the 1999 First Book Award for Fiction from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas.
Lucero received a 2007 residency at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos, NM, a residency at the Hedgebrook Women Authoring Change program at Widhbey Island in June 2006 and was a Civitella Ranieri Fellow at the Civitella Ranieri International Artist Center in Umbertide, Italy, in 2004. She is working on a second novel, Silicon Coyote, in which the reservation casino becomes the point of intersection of history, myth, and imagination.
With Susan Berry Brill de Ramírez, Lucero co-edited Simon J. Ortiz: A Poetic Legacy of Indigenous Continuance, a collection of interview, creative pieces and critical essays, forthcoming from the University of New Mexico Press, March 2009.
She received her bachelor of arts in communications from Stanford University and her masters degree in English from the University of New Mexico. She has also worked as a journalist, writing for tribal and national Indian news publications.
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