|McNally Robinson Booksellers
featuring a conversation between
David Alexander Robertson &
Thursday March 10, 7:00 pm
Grant Park in the Atrium
Deconstructing Alice, hosted by Joanne Kelly and presented by The Winnipeg Foundation and the Winnipeg Public Library.
How does a group of linked short stories become a novel? Writer David A. Robertson and his editor Warren Cariou will talk about the process of creating a coherent mosaic from narrative fragments. This process resulted in Robertson’s celebrated debut novel The Evolution of Alice (Highwater Press), the 2016 selection of the On the Same Page Book Club.
David Alexander Robertson, of Irish, Scottish, English, and Cree heritage, is a graphic novelist and writer who has long been an advocate for educating youth on indigenous history and contemporary issues. He has been recognized for his writing in the field of indigenous education and won the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer in 2015. David has created several bestselling graphic novels, including the 7 Generations series, the Tales From Big Spirit series, as well as his newest graphic novel Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story. He was a contributor to the anthologies Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings From the Land of Water and Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection, and his work has been featured in CV2 and Prairie Fire.
Warren Cariou was born in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan into a family of Métis and European heritage. He has published numerous articles on Canadian Aboriginal Literature and he has published a collection of novellas, The Exalted Company of Roadside Martyrs and an award-winning memoir/cultural history entitled Lake of the Prairies. He has also co-directed and co-produced two films about Aboriginal people in western Canada’s oil sands region. His latest book is Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water, co-edited with Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair. He is a Canada Research Chair and Director of the Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture at the University of Manitoba.