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 author and graphic novelist based in Winnipeg. The multi-talented writer of Swampy Cree heritage has published 25 books across a variety of genres, including the graphic novels Will I See? and Sugar Falls, a Governor General's Literary Award-winning picture book called When We Were Aloneillustrated by Julie Flett, and the YA book Strangers.

Picture book When We Were Alone represents his first attempt at writing for younger children. Featuring vibrant illustrations by Julie Flett, the book delves into the legacy of Canada's residential schools in an age-appropriate manner. When We Were Alone was on the shortlist for the 2017 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award and won the Governor General's Literary Award for young people's literature — illustrated books.

Books by David A. Robertson

Interviews

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. 4:48
The author of When We Were Alone meets with young readers to talk about Canada's residential school history. 7:51
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. 14:04

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