Fonds MsC 104 - Eden Robinson fonds

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Eden Robinson fonds

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MsC 104

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  • 1991-2005 (Creation)
    Robinson, Eden

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18.5 cm of textual records
2 photographs

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Eden Robinson was born in 1968 on the Haisla Nation Kitimat Reserve in B.C. She grew up in the village of Kitamaat in Northern B.C. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Victoria and completed a graduate degree in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia in 1995. Her first book, Traplines, won the Winifred Holtby Prize and was a New York Times Editor's Choice and Notable Book of the Year. Her debut novel, Monkey Beach, was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award and the Giller Prize, and received the 2001 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. It was also selected as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; The Globe and Mail's "Best 100 Books" and the 2000 Globe and Mail Editor's Choice. Monkey Beach was followed by another book, Blood Sports (2006). In 2017 Robinson was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize for her book Son of a Trickster (2017).

Custodial history

Records were in the custody of Eden Robinson prior to their acquisition by Simon Fraser University Library Special Collections and Rare Books in 2007.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of records primarily reflecting Robinson’s career as a writer in Kitamaat, BC, spanning approximately from 1991 to 2005. These include drafts of both Traplines and Blood Sports, correspondence with editors and other miscellaneous records. The fonds is arranged into four series: Correspondence; Miscellaneous records; Traplines records; Blood Sports records.

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  • English

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Works in this fonds are under copyright. Researchers are required to secure permission from the copyright holders for usage of this material, except for those covered by fair dealing.

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Created January 12, 2016. SS
Revised January 9, 2018 MH

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