Listen MPR 50: Author Louise Erdrich on her 1994 novel
Listen Full interview with Louise Erdrich on 'The Bingo Palace'
Throughout 2017, Minnesota Public Radio will celebrate 50 years on the air by sharing highlights from our archives, connecting Minnesota's past to its present. | This story originally aired in January 1994.Over the years, MPR News has followed the career of author Louise Erdrich.
It started in 1984 when she published her first novel, "Love Medicine."
She went on to author 15 novels and win many literary awards.
In 1994, Erdrich came by MPR's studios to talk about her newest book at the time, "The Bingo Palace."
The novel deals with the impact of big-time casino gambling, which was then a relatively new phenomenon on American Indian reservations. She told MPR News host Paula Schroeder that games of chance have been popular with native people for a long time.
Listen to their conversation with the audio player above.