Library of Congress

National Book Festival

Tim Tingle is an award-winning author and storyteller greatly influenced by his heritage and experience as an Oklahoma Choctaw. He has interviewed and recorded the stories of tribal elders in Texas, Alabama, Mississippi and Oklahoma, in addition to retracing the roots of the Trail of Tears to Choctaw homelands. This research inspired the bulk of his literary works, as stories like “Walking the Choctaw Road,” “Crossing Bok Chitto,” and “Danny Blackgoat, Navajo Prisoner” are middle-grade novels that deal with the struggles of Native Americans. He recently contributed to the short story collection “Flying Lessons & Other Stories” (Crown).

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Tim Tingle