Daniel H. Wilson Named Guest Editor of TCJ Student

10/25/2018 01:00 PM
Main Cherokee Phoenix
Daniel H. Wilson
MANCOS, Colo. – The Tribal College Journal has announced that bestselling author and scientist Dr. Daniel H. Wilson, a Cherokee Nation citizen, will serve as guest editor for the 2019 edition of TCJ Student.

Wilson joins writers, poets and artists who have served as guest editors or essayists for TCJ Student, including Kimberly Blaeser, Joy Harjo, N. Scott Momaday, Luci Tapahonso, and Joan Naviyuk Kane.

Wilson is the author of the New York Times bestselling “Robopocalypse” and its bestselling sequel “Robogenesis,” as well as nine other books, including “How to Survive a Robot Uprising,” “Guardian Angels & Other Monsters,” and “Amped.”

He earned a doctorate in robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as a master’s degree in artificial intelligence. His latest novel is called “The Clockwork Dynasty.” Wilson lives in Portland, Oregon.

“We are thrilled to have Daniel Wilson as the TCJ Student guest editor this year,” TCJ Publisher Rachael Marchbanks said. “Dr. Wilson is a great example of someone who has turned his academic interests into a writing career and who is undoubtedly inspiring others to study the field of robotics and also to be creative in their own endeavors, whatever they may be.”

The TCJ is also soliciting short stories, poetry, memoirs, artwork and short films from tribal college students for the contest. The winners will be awarded prizes and will be published in the 2019 edition of TCJ Student and online at TCJStudent.org.

The deadline for writing submissions is Feb. 8. The deadline for art and film submissions is March 22. For contest guidelines and the official entry form, visit: www.tcjstudent.org/contest.

The TCJ Student helps foster creative writing and highlights the talents of tribal college students. TCJ will announce the winners at the American Indian Higher Education Consortium’s student conference on March 17-19 in Billings, Montana.

The TCJ is a national, nonprofit media organization operated by AIHEC. It has covered the news, newsmakers and issues of the tribal college movement for 29 years, earning multiple awards from organizations such as the Native American Journalists Association, Association Media and Publishing, and Western Publishing Association.


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