Eden Robinson on Crafting the Trickster Trilogy — 014

Eden Robinson discusses the crafting of her Trickster Trilogy, after the release of its second book, and teases some of the aspects of the unpublished third and final volume.

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Some of Eden Robinson’s excellent author biographies

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Here is the bio from Son of a Trickster:

Haisla/Heiltsuk novelist EDEN ROBINSON is the author of a collection of short stories written while she was a Goth called Traplines, which won the Winifred Holtby Prize in the UK. Her two previous novels, Monkey Beach and Blood Sports, were written before she discovered she was gluten-intolerant and tend to be quite grim. Monkey Beach won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and was a finalist for the Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Award for Fiction. In 2016 Robinson won the Writers’ Trust Engel/Findley Award. Son of a Trickster was written under the influence of pan-fried tofu and nutritional yeast, which may explain things but probably doesn’t.

This next bio, for Trickster Drift starts off the same way, but ends differently:

Haisla/Heiltsuk novelist EDEN ROBINSON is the author of a collection of short stories written while she was a Goth called Traplines, which won the Winifred Holtby Prize in the UK. Her two previous novels, Monkey Beach and Blood Sports, were written before she discovered she was gluten-intolerant and tend to be quite grim, the latter being especially gruesome because half-way through writing the manuscript, Robinson gave up a two-pack-a-day cigarette habit and the more she suffered, the more her characters suffered. Monkey Beach, a national bestseller, won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and was a finalist for the Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Award for Fiction. Son of a Trickster, the first instalment of Eden’s Trickster trilogy, was a finalize for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. She lives in Kitimat, BC.

The book Trickster Drift also contains a completely different biography:

EDEN ROBINSON has matriarchal tendencies. Doesn’t have a pressure cooker, but knows how to jar salmon. Her smoked salmon will not likely kill you. Hobbies: Shopping for the Apocalypse, using vocabulary as a weapon, nominating cousins to council while they’re out of town, chair yoga, looking up possible diseases or syndromes on the interwebs, perfecting gluten-free bannock and playing Mah-jong. Be warned, she writes novels and tends to be cranky when interrupted.

Music by Patrick Short (aka Electric Candles),who is better known as Kindest Cuts

Photography by Michael Sanders of Electric Monk Media

Art Design by author S.M. Beiko

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