FORA.tv Speaker - Greg Sarris

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Biography

Greg Sarris has published several books, including “Grand Avenue,” an award-winning collection of short stories, which he adapted for an HBO miniseries and co-executive produced with Robert Redford. The book focuses on the Northern California town of Santa Rosa, “home not only to Pomo Indians making a life outside the reservation but also to Mexicans, blacks, and some Portuguese, all trying to find their way among the many obstacles in their turbulent world.” “How a Mountain Was Made” arrives this fall. Sarris teaches creative writing, American literature, and American Indian literature at Sonoma State University. He received his Ph.D. in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University, where he was awarded the Walter Gore Award for excellence in teaching.

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