David A. Robertson
David A. Robertson is a writer, journalist, and the recipient of the 2021 Writers Union of Canada Freedom to Read Award. His numerous books for young readers include the Governor General’s Literary Award Winners On the Trapline and When We Were Alone. His middle-grade fantasy series, The Misewa Saga, includes the national bestsellers The Barren Grounds and The Great Bear. His memoir, Black Water: Family, Legacy, and Blood Memory, was a Globe and Mail and Quill and Quire book of the year in 2020. Robertson is also the writer and host of the award-winning podcast Kiwew.
He is a member of Norway House Cree Nation and lives with his family in Winnipeg.
David Robertson’s vivid storytelling shows us in heart-aching detail that while his characters may not live on their homeland, their homeland lives on in them.” –Wab Kinew