Thomas King in Conversation with Waubgeshig Rice

Moderator: Waubgeshig Rice

Thomas King in Conversation with Waubgeshig Rice

Saturday, Oct 24
Live on Zoom

Indians on Vacation, Thomas King’s latest novel, is already an audience favourite—and it’s only just released. The fervour around the multi-award winning author and inaugural Massey Lectures speaker is understandable; King probes personal and political histories like no other. He speaks about his latest creative achievement with journalist and author Waubgeshig Rice, whose own novel, Moon on the Crusted Snow, was a favourite in 2019 and positioned him as a talented new Indigenous voice to watch. Witty, poignant, brilliant: these are just some of the words used to describe Indians on Vacation, and will no doubt apply to this exceptional conversation between two prestigious authors.

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WAUBGESHIG RICE is an author and journalist from Wasauksing First Nation on Georgian Bay. His most recent novel, Moon of the Crusted Snow, was published in 2018 and became a national bestseller. He graduated from Ryerson University’s journalism program in 2002, and spent the bulk of his journalism career at CBC, most recently as host of Up North, the afternoon radio program for northern Ontario. He lives in Sudbury, Ontario with his wife and two sons.

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THOMAS KING is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, scriptwriter and photographer. His critically acclaimed, bestselling fiction includes The Back of the Turtle (winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction); The Inconvenient Indian (winner of the RBC Taylor Prize); the Dreadful Water mystery series; and the poetry collection 77 Fragments of a Familiar Ruin. A Member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of a National Aboriginal Achievement Award, he lives in Guelph, ON.