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THOMAS KING is an award-winning writer whose fiction includes Green Grass, Running Water; Truth and Bright Water and The Back of the Turtle, which won the Governor General’s Literary Award. His non-fiction book The Truth About Stories won the Trillium Book Award, and The Inconvenient Indian won the BC National Book Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and the RBC Taylor Prize. King’s first collection of poetry, 77 Fragments of a Familiar Ruin, will be published in the fall of 2019. A Member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of an award from the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, Thomas King taught at the University of Lethbridge and was chair of American Indian studies at the University of Minnesota before moving to the University of Guelph, where he taught until he retired. King lives in Guelph with his partner, Helen Hoy.

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