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Thomas King, one of Canada's premier Native public intellectuals, is of Cherokee, Greek, and German descent. For the past five decades, he has worked as an activist for Native causes, as an administrator in Native programs, and has taught Native literature and history at universities in the U.S. and Canada. King was the first Aboriginal person to deliver the prestigious Massey Lectures, and is also the bestselling, award-winning author of five novels and two collections of short stories.

Drew Hayden Taylor is an Ojibway from the Curve Lake First Nations. A journalist, scriptwriter, and award-winning playwright, Taylor has worked on more than 17 documentaries exploring Native experience. He is also the author of non-fiction and a novel for young adults.

Brian Wright-McLeod is a music journalist, radio broadcaster, and author of The Encyclopedia of Native Music. He is also the executive producer of the 3-CD companion box set The Soundtrack of a People. He began working as a music journalist in 1979 and continues to write articles and reviews on Native music for numerous publications including News From Indian Country, Native Peoples Magazine, and the Smithsonian's American Indian.

Authors at Harbourfront Centre - Thomas King, Drew Hayden Taylor, and Brian Wright-McLeod


Thomas King previews The Back of the Turtle, a book in progress.

Drew Hayden Taylor presents his Governor General's Literary Award-nominated Motorcycles & Sweetgrass, a story of magic, family, and a mysterious stranger in a sleepy Anishnawbe community.

Brian Wright-McLeod shares his first graphic novel, Red Power, which explores the physical and spiritual journey of a man immersed in a bloody range war created by a corrupt band council chief and corporate/government interests.

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