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Motorcycles and Sweetgrass
Knopf Canada - 2010
A story of magic, family, a mysterious stranger . . . and a band of marauding raccoons. Otter Lake is a sleepy Anishnawbe community where little happens. Until the day a handsome stranger pulls up astride a 1953 Indian Chief motorcycle – and turns Otter Lake completely upside down. Maggie, the Reserve’s chief, is swept off her feet, but Virgil, her teenage son, is less than enchanted. Suspicious of the stranger’s intentions, he teams up with his uncle Wayne––a master of aboriginal martial arts––to drive the stranger from the Reserve. And it turns out that the raccoons are willing to lend a hand.
If the great Ojibway trickster Nanabush wrote fiction, I imagine he’d write just like Drew Hayden Taylor. You will find much sadness just below the laughs, and sly humour masked by sorrow. A wisdom exists in these pages that only comes from someone who writes from his heart.
— Joseph Boyden
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THE NIGHT WANDERER: A NATIVE GOTHIC NOVEL
Annick Press 2007
A novel for young readers. The novel lives up to its subtitle, delivering shivers and chills in an Anishinabe setting. The protagonists are Tiffany Hunter, a 16-year-old resident of the fictional Otter Lake Reserve in current-day Ontario, and Pierre L'Errant, a mysterious man of Anishinabe ancestry who arrives from Europe. Tiffany's got problems with her dad, her schoolwork, and her non-native boyfriend. Pierre's waging an elemental good vs. evil battle as he seeks an honourable end to his existence as a vampire. They are drawn into each other’s lives when Pierre becomes a boarder at Tiffany’s home.
Nominated: the Rand\McNally Aboriginal book of the Year, Children's Book of the Year
Books of the Year list, Quill & Quire
Tied for Gold/First prize in the Juvenile/Young Adult Fiction category for the 2008 Independent Publisher Book Awards
Shortlisted for the 2008 Sunburst Awards in the Young Adult category.
Won Honorable Mention from ForeWord Magazine 2007 Book of the Year Award in the Young Adult Fiction category.
Book of the Year for 2008 as well as Best Books for Kid & Teens - Canadian Children's Book Centre
Shortlisted for the 2009-2010 BC Teen Readers’ Choice Award – the Stellar Book Award
Children' Book of the Year Finalist, Anskohk Aboriginal Book Awards
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ME FUNNY
Douglas & MacIntyre, Vancouver - 2006
A far-reaching exploration of the humour, wittiness and repartee dominant among the First Nations people of Canada, as witnessed, experienced and created directly by themselves, and with the inclusion of outside but reputable sources necessarily familiar with the Indigenous sense of humour as seen from an objective perspective. An irreverent, insightful take on our First Nations’ great gift to Canada, delivered by a stellar cast of contributor: Janice Acoose, Kristina Fagan, Karen Froman, Drew Hayden Taylor, Tomson Highway, Mirjam Hirch, Don Kelly, Thomas King, Lee Maracle, Louise Profeit-LeBlanc, Allan J. Ryan
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ME SEXY
Douglas & MacIntyre, Vancouver - NEW
An Exploration of Native Sex and Sexuality. ME SEXY is an anthology containing thirteen contributions from leading members of North America’s First Nations writing communities. The many highlights include Lee Maracle’s creation story, Salish style; Tomson Highway explaining why Cree is the sexiest of all languages; Joseph Boyden asking the eternal question, “Do Native people have less (or more) pubic hair?”; Marius P. Tungilik looking at the dark side of Inuit sex; and Marissa Crazytrain discussing her year as a stripper in Toronto, and how it shaped her life back in Saskatchewan. Other contributors include Lee Maracle, Joseph Boyden, Tomson Highway, Gregory Scofield, Daniel Heath Justice, Michelle McGeough, Norman Vorano, Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Makka Kleist, Marius P. Tungilik, Marissa Crazytrain and Nancy Cooper.
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VOICES: BEING NATIVE IN CANADA
University of Saskatchewan Press 1992
The lives of Indigenous peoples in contemporary Canadian society are varied and complex. The stories contained within this anthology are written by Native authors from across Canada - those who desire to share their perspectives on many issues that affect Indigenous peoples today. The writers range form teenage years to the golden years, from ocean to ocean, from Reserves to cities. They belong to different nations and different sexes. Some are asking questions, some are answering them. Some are angry, some are smiling and life, and some take you to their homes.
       




Drew Hayden Taylor: Essays on His Works
Guernica Editions 2008
This is interesting: a book ABOUT Drew's writings. "Carefully examining his writings, this collection analyzes Taylor's writing from both aboriginal and non-aboriginal perspectives. Contributors include Birgit Däwes, Jonathan R. Dewar, Kristina Fagan, Rob Appleford, Ric Knowles, and Monique Mojica." Edited by Robert Nunn.
       




Anthologies and serials
 
YOU'RE MAKING A SCENE:SCENES FROM CANADIAN PLAYS
CALLALOO: Native American Literature (journal)
RETURNING THE GIFT
TORONTO AT DREAMER'S ROCK - German Version
ANOTHER PERFECT PIECE: Monologues From Canadian Plays
DIMENSIONS II: Precise Thought and Language In The Essay
READINGS IN ABORIGINAL STUDIES, BEYOND THE PALE
RED INK, JOURNAL OF CANADIAN STUDIES Vol.31, No.3
ON-STAGE AND OFF-STAGE: English Canadian Drama in Discourse.
THE DRAMA REVIEW: The Journal Of Performance Studies
RHYTHM OF NATIONS: Families meet up on the powwow trail under the spell of drum and dance - Canadian Geographic
RAMPIKE MAGAZINE, , LITERARY PLURALITIES
SEVENTH GENERATION: An Anthology of Native American Plays
A SHADE OF SPRING: An Anthology of New Native Writers
EXPRESSIONS IN CANADIAN NATIVE STUDIES
CRISP BLUE EDGES: Indigenous Creative Non-fiction
PUSHING THE MARGINS: Native and Northern Studies
PRAIRIE FIRE: First Voices. First Words
SPIRIT: An Indigenous Magazine, Literary Review of Canada
TRANSGRESSIVE ITINERARIES: Postcolonial Hybridizations of Dramatic Realism
STAGING COYOTE’S DREAM: An Anthology of First Nations Drama in English
ABORIGINAL DRAMA AND THEATRE: edited by Rob Appleford
CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE: The University of Wisconsin Press
CONTEMPORARY DRAMA IN ENGLISH: Global Challenges and Regional Responses
OUR STORY(The Dominion Institute & Random House)
WALKING A TIGHTROPE: Aboriginal People and Their Representations
STORY KEEPERS: Conversations with Aboriginal Writers.
GATHERINGS II, III, VIII, X, XI, XIII
AN ANTHOLOGY OF CANADIAN NATIVE LITERATURE IN ENGLISH


     








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