Award-winning journalist Duncan McCue and host of CBC Radio One Cross Country Checkup interviews Lee Maracle and Eden Robinson about their latest works, My Conversations with Canadians and Son of a Trickster.
Presented in partnership with CBC Books
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North Vancouver–born Lee Maracle (member of Stó:lō nation, Canada) is the author of numerous critically acclaimed literary works, including Sundogs, Ravensong, Sojourner’s Truth and Other Stories, Bobbi Lee: Indian Rebel, Daughters Are Forever, Will’s Garden, Bent Box, Memory Serves and I Am Woman. She is the coeditor of a number of anthologies, including the award-winning My Home as I Remember. Her latest book is My Conversations with Canadians. A member of the Sto: Loh nation, Maracle is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, the JT Stewart Award, and the Ontario Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. Maracle is currently an instructor in the Aboriginal Studies Program at the University of Toronto, where she teaches Oral Tradition. She is also the Traditional Teacher for First Nation’s House and an instructor with the Centre for Indigenous Theatre.
Award-winning journalist Duncan McCue is the host of CBC Radio One Cross Country Checkup. McCue was a reporter for CBC News in Vancouver for over 15 years. Now based in Toronto, his news and current affairs pieces continue to be featured on CBC's flagship news show, The National.
Eden Robinson grew up with her older brother and younger sister in Haisla territory near Kitamaat Village, surrounded by the forests and mountains of the central coast of British Columbia. After earning her B.A., Eden Robinson moved to Vancouver to look for work that would allow her to spend time writing. Encouraged by the success of her first published story Traplines, she enrolled in and eventually graduated from the creative writing program at the University of British Columbia. Eden holed herself up in her Vancouver apartment to write Monkey Beach. Critics in the US, the UK and Canada were unanimous in their appreciation of the book. Eden Robinson has been a Writer-in-Residence at the Whitehorse Public Library, and will be working with the Writers in Electronic Residence program, which links schools across the country with professional writers. She presents Son Of A Trickster.
Katheryn Wabegijig is a 37 year old Ojibway/ Odawa multi-disciplinary artist, custom picture framer and emerging writer who grew up in the small mining town of Elliot Lake, Ontario with ancestry in Wikwemikong, Atikameksheng Anishnawbek and belonging to Garden River First Nation/Ketegaunseebe. She graduated in 2016 with a BFA from OCAD University majoring in Drawing and Painting and minoring in Indigenous Visual Culture. Her first published piece of writing appears in The Unpublished City, an anthology curated by Dionne Brand and published by BookThug in 2017.