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Lisa Bird-Wilson
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Secondary (Grades 10-12)

Lisa Bird-Wilson

Lisa Bird-Wilson is a Saskatchewan Métis and nêhiyaw writer whose work appears in literary magazines and anthologies across Canada. Her fiction book, Just Pretending (Coteau Books 2013), won four Saskatchewan Book Awards, including 2014 Book of the Year; and was the 2019 One Book, One Province selection. Bird-Wilson’s debut poetry collection, The Red Files (Nightwood Editions 2016), is inspired by family and archival sources and reflects on the legacy of the residential school system and the fragmentation of families and histories. She is the current prose editor for Grain magazine. Her new novel, Probably Ruby, will be published by Doubleday Canada in August 2021.


The Red Files

Nightwood Editions, 2016

Just Pretending

Coteau Books, 2013

An Institute of Our Own: A History of the Gabriel Dumont Institute

Gabriel Dumont Publishing, 2012


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Prairie Fire
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The Dalhousie Review
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