Meet the Writers



New Voices

New Voices is our annual celebration of authors of first books.

Carleigh Baker is a Métis/Icelandic writer whose debut short story collection, Bad Endings, won the 2017 City of Vancouver Book Award and was shortlisted for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. Her creative writing, poetry, and book reviews have appeared in a number of literary journals and newspapers across the country.

Tenille Campbell is a Dene and Métis author and photographer from English River First Nation in Northern Saskatchewan. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC and is currently working on a PhD at the University of Saskatchewan. Her debut collection of poetry, #IndianLovePoems, has been nominated for a Saskatchewan Book Award.

Cherokee writer and scholar, Daniel Heath Justice, has programmed and will host the annual New Voices event. His latest book is Why Indigenous Literatures Matter. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture at UBC and lives in Halfmoon Bay, BC.