- Associated Press - Monday, July 7, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Award winning author N. Scott Momaday will be teaching at the University of New Mexico starting in the fall.

The university recently announced that Momaday will be a visiting professor in creative writing and American literary studies. He will specialize in poetry and the Native American oral tradition.

A UNM alumni, Momaday received the National Medal of Arts in 2007 for his writing and work that celebrated and preserved Native American art and oral tradition.

He also received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his first novel as well as a National Institute of Arts and Letters Award and numerous other honors.

A member of the Kiowa Nation, Momaday is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and holds 20 honorary degrees from colleges and universities.

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