Imagination 2021: Eden Robinson
Trickster Drift and the Trickster Trilogy
Haisla/Heiltsuk novelist Eden Robinson is the author of a collection of novellas written when she was a Goth entitled Traplines, which won the Winifred Holtby Prize in the UK in 1997. Her next 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 it, Robinson gave up a two-pack-a-day cigarette habit and the more she suffered, the more her characters suffered. The first book of the Trickster trilogy, Son of a Trickster, became a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and Canada Reads. Trickster Drift, the second book in the trilogy, won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. In 2017, Eden was awarded the Writers’ Trust Fellowship. She lives in Kitamaat Village, in British-Columbia.
Moderator: Nantali Indongo, host of CBC’s The Bridge
This activity is held in partnership with CBC Québec
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