Richard Van Camp
Richard Van Camp was born in Fort Smith, NWT, and is a member of the Dogrib (Tłı̨chǫ) Dene Nation. He has published five short story collections, six graphic novels, nine children’s books, and two novels, including the coming-of-age classic The Lesser Blessed, which was adapted into a critically acclaimed film. Van Camp was the script and cultural consultant for the CBC Television series North of 60 for four seasons. Renowned internationally as a storyteller, he was awarded Storyteller of the Year for both Canada and the U.S. by the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers. He lives in Edmonton with his family.
Van Camp’s keen ear for dialogue and lithe storytelling breathe hope and humour even into the darkest corners of human experience. His boldest, most compelling collection yet.” — Eden Robinson