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Q & A: Thomas King

Extended interviews with people from the 8th Fire TV series.

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Thomas King is a writer, academic and broadcaster. His father was Cherokee and his mother of Greek and German background. He grew up in California and received a PhD in English literature at the University of Utah. He is currently a professor at the University of Guelph where he teaches Native literature and Creative writing. He has edited "The Native in Literature" (1987) and "All my Relations" (1990), the latter an anthology of contemporary Canadian native literature. His novel "Green Grass, Running Water" was nominated for a Governor General's Award. He has also created and written a series for CBC Radio called The Dead Dog Cafe Comedy Hour.

Thomas King was interviewed for the 8TH Fire television series. Here are highlights from his interview.