Interview with Rebecca Roanhorse

At Graveyard Shift Sisters, Eden Royce interviews Rebecca Roanhorse, Nebula Award-winning writer of “Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience (TM)” and Trail of Lightning. “I love that I was able to create a fantasy world and make it Native, and not in a primitive tribes vs. civilization way, as is the common way to integrate Native cultures into fantasy, but in a contemporary way. I wanted to capture some of the magic of the Navajo Nation but that magic for me is in the relationships and the people, in the survival and love and language and land. I wanted to show my characters at their best and their worst and avoid the simplified stereotypes, so hopefully I did that. I’m sure I’ll hear an earful if I didn’t.”

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