Leslie Marmon Silko is the author of the novels Ceremony, Almanac of the Dead, and Gardens in the Dunes. She has also written many short stories, poems and essays, and her most recent book is a memoir, The Turquoise Ledge. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and an NEA fellowship, Silko lives in Tucson, Arizona, on the boundary of Saguaro National Park West.
Leslie Marmon Silko was born in Albuquerque in 1948 of mixed Laguna Pueblo, Mexican, and white ancestry. She grew up in the Laguna Pueblo Reservation. Her novels include Ceremony,which has sold over one million copies since its publication in 1978. She has also written many short stories, poems, and essays. The recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, she lives in Tucson, Arizona.