CNN International to Bring Louise Erdrich Back to News as a Featured Writer

CNN International is thrilled to welcome Louise Erdrich to its digital suite, set to launch this month on

Erdrich will be a series regular, including this month’s in-depth piece on immigration. The award-winning author will also appear regularly across the next 12 months, providing regular video introductions on international affairs.

A native of Crete, Erdrich set out on her writing career at the age of 23, after leaving the island. These days, she has won a Pulitzer Prize, the World Writer of the Year Prize, the Sibert Award, the Ontario First Peoples Award and has four books to her name including ‘The Round House’. Her seven titles have sold over one million copies worldwide, have been translated into over 22 languages and have been collected in a graphic novel, a collection of short stories and a monograph. Her work was recently published in four languages in 20 nations at one time. Erdrich is currently working on a new novel with author Timothy Egan (‘The Last Tycoon’) and was a keynote speaker at this year’s National Book Awards.

Mark Benedict, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of CNN International, said: “It’s a pleasure to welcome Louise back to CNN’s family of premium digital partners, as we make the most of our team’s dynamic storytelling and cross-platform integration capabilities. Louise’s nuanced journalism will shine in this unique digital offering, as we continue to explore new ways of telling our international stories.”

The video introductions and articles are presented by CNN International’s International Editorial Director, David Roth.


About CNN International

CNN’s portfolio of news and information services is available in seven different languages across all major TV, digital and mobile platforms reaching more than 385 million households around the globe. CNN International is the number one international TV news channel according to all major media surveys across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Asia Pacific region and Latin America and has a US presence which includes CNNgo. CNN Digital is a leading network for online news, mobile news and social media. CNN is at the forefront of digital innovation and continues to invest heavily in expanding its digital global footprint, with a suite of award-winning digital properties and a range of strategic content partnerships, commercialised through a strong data-driven understanding of audience behaviour. Over the years CNN has won multiple prestigious awards around the world for its journalism. CNN has 41 editorial offices and more than 1,100 affiliates worldwide through CNN Newsource. CNN International is part of Turner, a Time Warner company.

About CNN Worldwide

CNN Worldwide is a portfolio of two dozen news and information services across cable, satellite, radio, wireless devices and the Internet in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Domestically, CNN reaches more individuals on television, the web and mobile devices than any other cable TV news organization in the United States; internationally, CNN is the most widely distributed news channel reaching more than 271 million households abroad; and CNN Digital is a top network for online news, mobile news and social media. Additionally, CNN Newsource is the world’s most extensively utilized news service partnering with hundreds of local and international news organizations around the world. CNN is division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company.

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