David Heska Wanbli Weiden, an enrolled citizen of the Sicangu Lakota Nation, is the author of Winter Counts, which has won multiple awards and was nominated for an Edgar Award for Best First Novel. Weiden received his MFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts, his law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.
Among other things, Carter and David discuss David’s childhood spent between the Sicangu Lakota Nation and the rougher parts of Denver, if technology is replacing reading in younger generations, and forgetting details from their own novels. At the end of the conversation, they craft a scene from a sentence from Greg Iles’s Spandau Phoenix.
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