Robinson, Eden

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Robinson, Eden

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Eden Robinson, a member of the Haisla and Heiltsuk First Nations, 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).


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Created January 12, 2016. SS
Revised January 9, 2017 MH




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