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Thomas King on writing, teaching writing and humour

Award winning author Thomas King joins Rosanna Deerchild for an extended conversation about writing, teaching writing and reading your writing aloud.
Thomas King was honoured with the First Peoples Literary Prize for his novel, The Back of the Turtle, at Montreal's Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival. (Tony Doucette/CBC)
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Award-winning author Thomas King joins Rosanna Deerchild for an extended conversation about writing, teaching writing and reading your writing aloud.
Thomas King in conversation with Rosanna Deerchild in Montreal. (Louis-Étienne Doré)

Their conversation was recorded at Montreal's Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival earlier this year. King was honoured with the First Peoples Literary Prize for his novel, The Back of the Turtle

According to Blue Metropolis, the $5,000 award aims to increase national and international exposure to writers from Indigenous communities in order to highlight the work of novelists, playwrights, poets and other writers. The prize is sponsored by the McConnell Foundation and The Chadha Foundation.

So sit back, get comfortable, grab a cup of tea and take a listen to an extended interview with Cherokee/Greek writer Thomas King.

William Prince (Mike Latschislaw)
This week's playlist:


Arthur Renwick - It's Gonna Go All Night

William Prince - The Carny

Veronica Johnny - Ne Mama