Since earning her MFA in Creative Writing from UBC in 1996, Haisla and Heiltsuk author Eden Robinson has published numerous works. Her first book, the critically acclaimed short story collection, Traplines, won the Winifred Holtby Prize, while her debut novel, Monkey Beach, was nominated for both the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award, and won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. In 2016, she received the prestigious Writers’ Trust Engel/Finley Award for her body of work and in 2017 received the Writers’ Trust Fellowship. Her most recent novels are the first two in a trilogy involving shape-shifting teenager Jared. Son of a Trickster, was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, while the second book, Trickster Drift, was described by Maclean’s as “blending vampire queen Anne Rice with First Nations mythology.” Writing with clarity, humour and honesty, Robinson’s tales are powerful and insightful, making her one of Canada’s finest storytellers.
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