Linda Hogan is a Chickasaw writer. She is the author of many books, including Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the Natural World; Power; Mean Spirit, ﬁnalist for a Pulitzer Prize; and New York Times Notable Book Solar Storms. The Book of Medicines was a ﬁnalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Her most recent books are The Woman Who Watches Over the World: A Native Memoir and Sightings: The Mysterious Journey of the Gray Whale. Hogan has received a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lannan Foundation award, and the Five Civilized Tribes Museum playwriting award, and in 1998 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas.