Thomas King is a novelist, short-story writer, nonfiction author, screenwriter, and photographer. He was born in the U.S., the son of a Greek mother and a Cherokee father. Thomas King worked as an administrator and teacher at Humboldt State University and the University of Utah (PhD 1986) before immigrating to Canada. He accepted a position in Native Studies at the University of Lethbridge and soon began writing serious fiction. Often described as one of the finest contemporary Native American writers, two of King’s books have been nominated for Governor General’s Awards. In 2003 King was the first Native Canadian to deliver the Massey Lectures. The author currently teaches English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph.
Photography made me consider the image of the Indian in North America and how it was formed and that led me to popular culture, which led me to the library and then back to my own life as a writer and an activist.
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