David Heska Wanbli Weiden

India Downes-Le Guin

David Heska Wanbli Weiden, an enrolled citizen of the Sicangu Lakota nation, is the author of the novel Winter Counts, forthcoming in 2020 from Ecco/HarperCollins, and a second book, Wounded Horse, also from Ecco/HarperCollins. Both novels will be published in France by Gallmeister Editions. He’s the recipient of a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, the PEN/America Writing for Justice Fellowship, and a Ragdale Foundation residency. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Shenandoah, Yellow Medicine Review, Transmotion, and other magazines. He’s a professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver and teaches creative writing at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop.