N. Scott Momaday was born in 1934 in Lawton, Oklahoma. A poet, novelist, playwright, teacher, and painter, his accomplishments in literature, scholarship, and the arts have established him as an enduring American master. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the Pulitzer Prize for his novel, House Made of Dawn, a National Medal of Arts, the Academy of American Poets Prize, and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Lifetime Achievement. He is founder and chairman of the Buffalo Trust, a nonprofit foundation for the preservation of Native American culture and heritage. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.