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News Date: 
06 April 2019

Joseph Boyden


  Joseph Boyden (born October 31, 1996) is a Canadian novelist and short story writer. Boyden is best known for writing about First Nations culture. He is a Canadian novelist, screenwriter, essayist, and public speaker. His bestselling novels have won numerous national and international awards (including the Giller Prize in 2008) and have been published in over 20 languages in more than fifty countries.

  Boyden studied humanities at York University and received his MFA in Fiction from the university of New Orleans in 1995. He was a professor in the Aboriginal Student Program at Northern College from 1995-1997. He taught at the University of New Orleans from 1998-2010, where he served as writer-in-residence. He was also a lecturer with the University of British Columbia’s Creative Writing Program from 2013 to 2015.

  To date, Boyden has received five honorary doctorates and degrees.

  On December 30, 2015, Boyden was appointed as a member of the Order of Canada for his contributions as an author and engaging public speaker who tells stories of our common heritage, as well as for his social engagement, notably in support of First Nations. He divides his time between Louisiana and Northern Ontario. He is married to author Amanda Boyden.