Thomas King is one of Canada's premier Native public intellectuals. He was the first Aboriginal person to deliver the prestigious Massey Lectures, and he is the best-selling, award-winning author of six novels, two collections of short stories, and two nonfiction books. His work The Inconvenient Indian won the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and the RBC Taylor Prize. He is a recipient of the Order of Canada and lives in Guelph, Ontario.
"[Thomas King is] at his best writing serious comedy about subjects
close to his heart. The truth about his stories is that they'll
leave you laughing, but they'll take a long time to leave you."
"A master craftsman at work . . . In A Short History, we see King at work and at play in various narrative traditions: fable, tall tale, realistic story, magic-realist story. . . . Familiar and yet happily unpredictable." --Ken McGoogan, Globe and Mail
"Ultimately, A Short History of Indians in Canada can be read purely for its exuberance, storytelling, and wit, but there's no reason for the reader to settle for charm and escapism when, with just a little digging, you can have so much more." --Toronto Star