Richard Van Camp

Richard Van Camp is a member of the Dogrib (Tlicho) Nation from Fort Smith, Northwest Territories. He is a graduate of the En’owkin International School of Writing, the University of Victoria’s Creative Writing BFA Program, and the Master’s in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia. He is an internationally renowned storyteller and best-selling author who began his career as an intern on the writing staff of the acclaimed CBC TV series North of 60, and continued on as a script and cultural consultant for four seasons. His novel The Lesser Blessed was adapted into a film and premiered in 2012 at the Toronto International Film Festival. Richard has also published several short story collections, including Night Moves and The Moon of Letting Go; children’s books, including What’s the Most Beautiful Thing You Know About Horses? with artist George Littlechild and Little You with artist Julie Flett; and graphic novels, including Three Feathers with artist Krystal Mateus. He has taught creative writing at the University of British Columbia, worked as a Creative Writing and Storytelling instructor with the Emily Carr Institute, and was the Writer in Residence at the University of Alberta for 2011 and 2012 and at MacEwan University in 2013 and 2014. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta.