Greg Sarris is an American writer based in Northern California, where he is professor of Native American Studies and Creative Writing at Sonoma State University. He is the author of several books, including Keeping Slug Woman Alive: A Holistic Approach to American Indian Texts (1993), a widely anthologized collection of essays; Grand Avenue (1994), a collection of short stories that was adapted for an HBO miniseries of the same name; and the more recent story collection, How a Mountain Was Made (2017). He has also written numerous plays — such as “Mission Indians,” which was staged at Intersection Theatre in San Francisco in 2002 — and television scripts for HBO and Showtime.
Breathing New Life into Ancient Stories
Scott Lankford reviews Greg Sarris’s new collection of folktales....