Eden Robinson is a Haisla/Heiltsuk author who grew up in Haisla, British Columbia. Her first book, Traplines, a collection of short stories, won the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 1998. Monkey Beach, her first novel, was shortlisted for both The Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award for fiction in 2000 and won the BC Book Prize’s Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Her forthcoming novel is Son of a Trickster.
Her upcoming works-in-progress include a sequel, Trickster Drift, which continues to explore traditional Northwest Coast mythology transplanted into modern contexts. Her other works include an exploration of the role of Band Council politics in the struggle to maintain economic independence and resource development in the face of community traditions of preservation and the ensuing conflicts that result.
Eden Robinson is a Haisla/Heiltsuk writer from Haisla, B.C.