Meet the 2019 Writers


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8:00 pm ~ Thursday ~ August 15 SOLD OUT

Richard Van Camp

Richard Van Camp
Photo by William Au

A member of the Dogrib (Tlicho) Nation from Fort Smith, NWT, Richard Van Camp’s compelling stories take many forms. He has written eight books for children and babies, including Little You, which won the R. Ross Arnett Award for Children’s Literature; authored two comic books and four graphic novels, including A Blanket of Butterflies which was nominated for an Eisner Award; scripted for the Gemini-winning CBC television show North of 60; written four short story collections, taking home the Georges Bugnet Award for Godless but Loyal to Heaven; and written five novels, including The Lesser Blessed, which was adapted for the screen and debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival. His most recent book is Moccasin Square Gardens, a collection of 10 short stories that are pure Van Camp: honest, funny, insightful, and peopled by vivid characters that are both original and familiar.

More on Richard Van Camp:

The Next Chapter: Richard Van Camp on highlighting the humour and hope within Indigenous communities

Review: Richard Van Camp gives readers the voice of a master storyteller

Review – Moccasin Square Gardens