David A. Robertson

David A. Robertson is a graphic novelist and author based in Winnipeg.
David A. Robertson is a Winnipeg-based author and graphic novelist. (Holly Caruk/CBC)

David A. Robertson is an award-winning author and graphic novelist based in Winnipeg. The multi-talented writer of Swampy Cree heritage has published over 20 books across a variety of genres, including the graphic novels Will I See? and Sugar Falls, YA book Strangers, the memoir Black Water and the Governor General's Literary Award-winning picture books called When We Were Alone and On the Trapline, both illustrated by Cree-Métis artist Julie Flett.

Robertson served as a CBC Books judge of The First Page student writing challenge in 2020-2021. His middle-grade book series includes The Barren Grounds and The Great BearThe Barren Grounds was a finalist for the 2020 Governor General's Literary Prize for young people's literature — text.

Books by David A. Robertson

Interviews with David A. Robertson












David A. Robertson browses for comics at Maxx Collectibles in Winnipeg, Man.

5 years ago
Duration 4:48
David A. Robertson is the author of numerous graphic novels, including Will I See?, Betty and Sugar Falls. CBC Books caught up with Robertson at his local comic book store to learn about the comic books he loved reading as a kid.
The author of When We Were Alone meets with young readers to talk about Canada's residential school history.
David Alexander Robertson is a graphic novelist and children's writer. We've talked with him about his books, most recently about his thriller, Strangers. But today, we find out about his favourite graphic novels.