Conversation with Thomas King
Thomas King is an award-winning Canadian-American novelist, short story writer, scriptwriter, and photographer. His many books include the novels Medicine River; Green Grass, Running Water; Truth and Bright Water; two short story collections, One Good Story, That One (Minnesota, 2013) and A Short History of Indians in Canada (Minnesota, 2013); nonfiction, The Truth About Stories (Minnesota, 2005); and the children's books A Coyote Columbus Story, Coyote Sings to the Moon, Coyote's New Suit, and A Coyote Solstice Tale. King edited the literary anthology All My Relations and wrote and starred in the popular CBC radio series, The Dead Dog Café. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award (2003), and was made a member of the Order of Canada in 2004. He has taught Native literature and history and creative writing at the University of Lethbridge, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Guelph and is now retired and lives in Guelph, Ontario. He is an advocate for First Nations causes. He is a Cherokee on his father's side and Greek on his mother's side. In 2003, King was invited to give the Massey Lecture in Canada, the first person of aboriginal descent to be chosen. Please join us on Thursday, March 3 from 1-2pm in the Library Fishbowl, 2nd floor. This event is hosted by English, Native American Studies, and the HSU Library.