About me

Ursula Pike is the author of An Indian among los Indígenas: A Native Travel Memoir (2021) from Heyday Books. Ursula lives in Austin, Texas, and writes about identity, Native American issues, economics, travel, and powwows. She has an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the Institute of American Indian Arts and a master’s degree in Economics from Western Illinois University. She is a member of the Karuk Tribe. Her work has appeared in LitHub, Yellow Medicine Review, Ligeia Magazine, World Literature Today, and O’Dark 30.


How The Peace Corps Challenged This Texas Author’s Identity by Laura Rice. (April 12, 2021) Texas Standard on KUT.

An Indian among los Indígenas: Interview with Ursula Pike by Mariquita. (May 20, 2021) Feminist Book Club: The Podcast.

Ursula Pike reads from Chapter 1 of An Indian among los Indígenas: A Native Travel Memoir. (May 2021) Poets & Writers.

Ursula Pike’s interview with Zoë Bossiere. (April 2021) New Books Network Podcast.

10 Questions with Debut Author and Austinite Ursula Pike by Molly Todd. (April 12, 2021) Austin Monthly.

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