Thomas King

Thomas King is the author of several books, including The Inconvenient Indian.
Thomas King is an author of novels, nonfiction books and children's stories. (Trina Koster/Canadian Press)

Thomas King is a Canadian-American writer of Cherokee and Greek ancestry. After coming to Canada in 1980, King began to write fiction and nonfiction. He delivered the 2003 Massey Lectures, The Truth about Stories. His books include Truth & Bright Water, The Inconvenient Indian and The Back of the Turtle. He also writes the DreadfulWater mystery series.

Green Grass, Running Water was defended by Glen Murray on Canada Reads 2004The Inconvenient Indian was defended by Craig Kielburger on Canada Reads 2015. The Back of the Turtle won the Governor General's Literary Award for fiction in 2014.

Books by Thomas King


Featured VideoShelagh's conversation with Thomas King about his novel "The Back of the Turtle". It's the winner of the 2014 Governor General's Award for Fiction.
Featured VideoRecorded at Montreal's Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival, Thomas King joins Rosanna Deerchild on stage in this extended conversation about writing, research and Indigenous humour.