Diane Glancy

Rachel Luckenbill (Independent Scholar - North America)
Download PDF Add to Bookshelf Report an Error

Diane Glancy is the author of more than fifty published works of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and drama. Descended on her father’s side from the Cherokee, Glancy focuses her work on giving voice to previously underrepresented people, Native and non-Native alike. Among several other themes, her writing investigates the role of education in Native American experience, uncovers the complicated presence of Christianity in Native lives, and celebrates the relationship between travel, land, and writing.

Glancy was born in 1941 in Kansas City, Missouri, to a Cherokee father and a German/English mother. In Claiming Breath (1992), she describes being “born between two heritages” (4), and this sense of living in-between is especially pervasive in her autobiographical writing.

3624 words

Citation: Luckenbill, Rachel. "Diane Glancy". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 16 April 2020 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14409, accessed 09 December 2023.]

14409 Diane Glancy 1 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here

Leave Feedback

The Literary Encyclopedia is a living community of scholars. We welcome comments which will help us improve.