Eddie Chuculate

Eddie Chuculate has won PEN/O. Henry Prize and Pushcart Prize citations for his short fiction. A Creek and Cherokee Indian from Muskogee, Oklahoma, he holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, held a Wallace Stegner Fellowshsip at Stanford University, and is a graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. Chuculate was the second Native American to ever hold the prestigious Stegner Fellowship. While working as a pecan picker and furniture mover, Chuculate became a sportswriter and eventually served as an editor at various newspapers, including those in Denver, Tulsa, Albuquerque, and Abu Dhabi. He’s currently an editor at the Star Tribune in Minneapolis.