Eden Robinson



Say farewell to STARFest with Eden Robinson, a writer who describes Native traditions and modern realities with beautiful, honest language and biting humour. Robinson has long incorporated mythic elements into her fiction, and the second in her latest trilogy, due out in October, is no exception.

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Friday, November 9. 7pm. St. Albert United Church, 20 Green Grove Drive, St. Albert.

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Eden Robinson is a member of the Haisla and Heiltsuk First Nations and has become one of Canada’s first female Native writers to gain international attention, making her an important role model.

She is the author of three novels, Blood Sports, Monkey Beach and Son of a Trickster, and a short story collection, Traplines. Monkey Beach, about a girl's search into her brother's disappearance at sea, was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Award, and received the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Robinson has been awarded the Writers’ Trust Engel/Findley Award for a writer in mid-career.

Her long-awaited 2017 novel, the Scotiabank Giller Prize-shortlisted Son of a Trickster, was a unique novel from one of Canada’s finest writers, and fans will be delighted to know that the second in the Trickster trilogy will hit the shelves this fall. Trickster Drift continues the story of Jared Martin who has quit drugs and drinking and moved to Vancouver for school, but whose troubles are not over. Robinson once again promises to capture readers with her dark and humorous saga.



Host Richard Van Camp is a previous Regional Writer in Residence.An internationally renowned storyteller and best-selling author, he is a proud member of the Dogrib (Tlicho) Nation from Fort Smith, Northwest Territories.

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