Haisla/Heiltsuk novelist Eden Robinson is the author of a collection of short stories written when she was a Goth, called Traplines, which won the Winifred Holtby Prize in the UK. Her two previous novels, Monkey Beach and Blood Sports, were written before she discovered she was gluten-intolerant and tend to be quite grim, the latter being especially gruesome because half-way through writing the manuscript, Robinson gave up a two-pack a day cigarette habit and the more she suffered, the more her characters suffered. Monkey Beach won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and was a finalist for the Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Award for Fiction. Son of a Trickster was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. In 2017, she won the Writers’ Trust of Canada Fellowship. She lives in Kitimat, BC.
Events Eden Robinson will be involved in
October 25 2018 - 7:00 PM
Award-winning Haisla/Heiltsuk novelist Eden Robinson discusses her work, including Trickster Drift, at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts.