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Joseph Boyden

Joseph Boyden's first novel, Three Day Road, was selected for the Today Show Book Club, won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, the CBA Libris Fiction Book of the Year Award, the in Canada First Novel Award, and the McNally Robinson Aboriginal Book of the Year Award, and was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction. His second novel, Through Black Spruce, was awarded the Scotiabank Giller Prize and named the Canadian Booksellers Association Fiction Book of the Year; it also earned him the CBA’s Author of the Year Award. His most recent novel, The Orenda, won Canada Reads and was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Award for Fiction. Boyden divides his time between Northern Ontario and Louisiana.

Books by Joseph Boyden


Conversations about Indigenous Manhood

edited by Sam McKegney
interviewee Joseph Boyden, Tomson Highway, Lee Maracle, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Basil H. Johnston, Daniel David Moses, Louise Bernice Halfe, Taiaiake Alfred, Janice C. Hill, Kim Anderson, Thomas Kimeksun Thrasher, Brendan Hokowhitu, Ty P. Kāwika Tengan, Warren Cariou, Alison Calder, Daniel Heath Justice, Adrian Stimson, Terrance Houle, Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Richard Van Camp, Joanne Arnott, Neal McLeod & Gregory Scofield
cover design or artwork by Dana Claxton


by (author) Joseph Boyden

Acting for Freedom

Fifty Years of Civil Liberties in Canada

by (author) Marian Botsford Fraser
with Sukanya Pillay & Kent Roach
preface by Joseph Boyden

The Orenda

by (author) Joseph Boyden

Extraordinary Canadians: Louis Riel and Gabriel Dumont

A Penguin Lives Biography

by (author) Joseph Boyden

Born With A Tooth

by (author) Joseph Boyden

Maclean’s Portraits

100 Years of Celebrity, Power and Personality

by (author) Maclean's, Barbara Amiel, Joseph Boyden, Rosemary Counter & Jacob Richler

Wabusk Outside the Wire / Nanook Looking In

A Northwords Story

by (author) Joseph Boyden


by (author) Joseph Boyden, Noah Richler, Sarah Leavitt, Rabindranath Maharaj & Alissa York
introduction by Shelagh Rogers


by (author) Joseph Boyden

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by (author) Joseph Boyden

Through Black Spruce

by (author) Joseph Boyden

From Mushkegowuk to New Orleans

A Mixed Blood Highway

by (author) Joseph Boyden

Three Day Road

by (author) Joseph Boyden