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Tomson Highway

Tomson Highway
Tomson Highway was born near Maria Lake, Manitoba in 1951. Living a nomadic lifestyle with no access to books, television or radio, Highway’s parents would tell their children stories, kindling Highway’s life-long interest in the oral tradition of storytelling.

Tomson Highway is widely recognized for his tremendous contribution to the development of Aboriginal theatre in both Canada and around the world.

In 1994, he was inducted into the Order of Canada, the first Aboriginal writer to be so honoured.

Books by Tomson Highway

Laughing with the Trickster

On Sex, Death, and Accordions

by (author) Tomson Highway

My Name Is Seepeetza

30th Anniversary Edition

by (author) Shirley Sterling
afterword by Tomson Highway

Permanent Astonishment (Signed Edition)

A Memoir

by (author) Tomson Highway

Permanent Astonishment

A Memoir

by (author) Tomson Highway

Kiss of the Fur Queen

Penguin Modern Classics Edition

by (author) Tomson Highway


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

Dragonfly Kites

by (author) Tomson Highway
illustrated by Julie Flett

From Oral to Written

A Celebration of Indigenous Literature in Canada, 1980–2010

by (author) Tomson Highway
edited by Jordan Abel

The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito

by (author) Tomson Highway
illustrated by Sue Todd

Caribou Song

by (author) Tomson Highway
illustrated by John Rombough

A Tale of Monstrous Extravagance

Imagining Multilingualism

by (author) Tomson Highway
introduction by Christine Sokaymoh Frederick

Las Comadres de la Rez

The Rez Sisters in Spanish

by (author) Tomson Highway

The Dispossessed

Life and Death in Native Canada

by (author) Geoffrey York
foreword by Tomson Highway

The (Post) Mistress

by (author) Tomson Highway

Fox On the Ice

Maageesees Maskwameek Kaapit

by (author) Tomson Highway

Paasteewitoon Kaapooskaysing Tageespichit

Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing in its original version: Cree

by (author) Tomson Highway

Iskooniguni Iskweewuk

The Rez Sisters in its original version: Cree

by (author) Tomson Highway

Our Story

Aboriginal Voices on Canada's Past

contributions by Thomas King, Tantoo Cardinal & Tomson Highway

Ernestine Shuswap Gets Her Trout

by (author) Tomson Highway


by (author) Tomson Highway

Comparing Mythologies

by (author) Tomson Highway

Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing

by (author) Tomson Highway

The Rez Sisters

by (author) Tomson Highway