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Howard Norman Biography

Biography: Howard Norman

Professor of English
University of Maryland

howard norman bioProfessor Norman has served as a Professor of English at the University of Maryland since 1988. Over the course of his career, he has also served as a Writer-in-Residence/Visiting Writer at Vassar College, University of Hawaii, Austin Peay State University, and the Vermont Studio Center. Professor Norman is well known for his 1994 novel, The Bird Artist (Picador, 1995) which was selected as Time Magazine’s “Best Five Books” that year. He has written numerous articles, screenplays and scripts in the areas of arctic folktales, Inuit art, language, and folklore. He is also the author of numerous books for adult, children, and young adult audiences. Professor Norman is a fiction-writer, ethnographer, folklorist, and film and scriptwriter. Professor Norman received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Michigan University, and a Master of Arts degree from Indiana University, Folklore Institute.

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