HANOVER, N.H. (AP) – Acclaimed writer Louise Erdrich has been chosen to deliver the keynote address at Dartmouth College’s commencement ceremony in June.

Erdrich, who grew up in North Dakota, came to Dartmouth has a member of the college’s first class to include women. Since graduating in 1976, she has built a career as a novelist, poet and author of children’s books. She has been nominated for a National Book Award, and her novel “The Plague of Doves” was a finalist for this year’s Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

One of her four daughters is a member of the Dartmouth Class of 2011.

Commencement is set for June 14.

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