Biography

Eric Gansworth

The first record Eric Gansworth ever owned was the soundtrack to the Batman television series. His tastes quickly improved, and he now enjoys music ranging from the Beatles to the Decemberists, Pink Floyd to Green Day. He has published nine highly praised books of fiction and poetry for adults, and his artwork has been shown in multiple exhibitions. An enrolled member of the Onondaga Nation, Eric grew up on the Tuscarora Indian Reservation in upstate New York. Currently, he is a professor of English and the Lowery Writer-in-Residence at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.

Eric Gansworth

Books by Eric Gansworth

by Eric Gansworth - Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Lewis "Shoe" Blake is used to the joys and difficulties of life on the Tuscarora Indian reservation in 1975: the joking, the Fireball games, the snow blowing through his roof. What he's not used to is white people being nice to him --- people like George Haddonfield, whose family recently moved to town with the Air Force. As the boys connect through their mutual passion for music, especially the Beatles, Lewis has to lie more and more to hide the reality of his family's poverty from George.