Tommy Orange is a part white part Native American author that writes fiction which explores the lives of Native American protagonists living in urban settings.
Tommy Orange was born to Victor Orange and Janet Lafaille in Oakland, California. By the time his first novel was published in 2018, Tommy had become a recognized author, sought after for his keen insight into White and Native American history and culture.
Tommy made a few waves in 2017 when his article in the Los Angeles Times attacked the ideals of the Thanksgiving tradition. A member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, for all the recognition the author has accumulated for his literary efforts, the fact that Tommy wasn’t a reader or even a writer as a child often comes as a surprise.