In celebration of the annual American Indian Heritage Month every November, we compiled the following booklist featuring contemporary Native American writers. Each of these authors identifies themselves as belonging to one of the many Native American tribes with a rich cultural history in North America. Their works range from general fiction to mysteries to westerns to poetry to general non-fiction. The novels listed may have a contemporary setting, or may fall into the category of "historical fiction." A selection of Native American writers of material for youth was added to this list in 2010, below. These listings are not necessarily complete, but are intended to be representative of each author's body of work.
All books in this list which are owned by Lincoln City Libraries are hotlinked to their entries in our library catalog, so that you may check on their current availability. Some titles not owned by the libraries are included in this list due to their classic nature, or their position as part of a series. If you see a title on this list that is not hotlinked to our collection, please consider ordering it through our Interlibrary Loan department.