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Eric Gansworth


Eric Gansworth

Eric Gansworth, a writer and visual artist, is an enrolled member of the Onondaga Nation. He has published 10 books, including the novels MENDING SKINS and EXTRA INDIANS, the young adult novel, IF I EVER GET OUT OF HERE, and the collection of poems and paintings, A HALF-LIFE OF CARDO-PULMONARY FUNCTION. His first play, "Re-Creation Story," was selected for the Public Theater’s Second Annual Native Theater Festival. He is a Professor of English and Lowery Writer-in-Residence at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. As a visual artist, he has had solo exhibitions at the Castellani Museum, Colgate University and Bright Hill Center.  Two separate career-spanning shows were mounted at Westfield State College and SUNY Oneonta.  His work has been supported by PEN Oakland, the National Book Critics Circle, The Saltonstall Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, The New York Foundation for the Arts, and The Seaside Institute among other places.

His work has appeared in the journals The Kenyon Review, The Cream City Review, The Boston Review, Provincetown Arts, Shenandoah, and has been supported by the National Book Critics Circle, The Saltonstall Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, The National Endowment for the Humanities and The Seaside Institute.

Eric Gansworth

Books by Eric Gansworth

by Eric Gansworth - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Carson is entering his senior year of high school and desperate to make his mark, on the reservation and off. Winning Battle of the Bands is his best shot. But small matters like the lack of a band and his brother getting shot keep getting in the way. Maggi has just moved back to the reservation with her family. She's dying to stop making the same traditional artwork her family sells to tourists and stop being treated like a child. Carson and Maggi will navigate loud protests, even louder music and first love in this stirring novel about coming together in a world defined by difference.