High praise for Eden Robinson

Who wouldn’t judge a book by the praise it gets from fellow writers? Here’s what three notables had to say about Eden Robinson’s latest novel, Son of a Trickster.


If Raven and Trickster got a show on Netflix, no one could write it but Eden Robinson. Talking ravens, party drugs, deadbeat dads, murderous otters, Doctor Who—nobody brings together pop culture, indigenous culture and myth with more ferocity and humour. Son of a Trickster is my favourite book this year.”

Annabel Lyon, author of The Sweet Girl and The Golden Mean


Eden Robinson is a writer with a magical touch. Crisp prose, taut dialogue, and a cast of maniacal characters you sure as hell don’t want living next door.”

Thomas King, author of The Back of the Turtle and The Inconvenient Indian


Eden Robinson is more than funny, more than intelligent, more than a novelist—she’s an enchanter. Son of a Trickster creates a terrifically believable teenage character who lives both on the rez and in a witchy soup of blood, sex and magic. Harry Potter goes to reform school. Full of sparks, full of pain, full of joy.”

Alix Hawley, author of All True Not a Lie in It

See for yourself when Eden Robinson reads on stage and sits down with the Calgary Herald’s Eric Volmers on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017.

Monday, February 13, 2017, @ 7pm
John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Public Library
616 Macleod Trail SE
$20 Regular / $17 Students and Seniors

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