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Thomas King (1) (1943–)

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Thomas King was born in 1943 in Sacramento, California to a Cherokee father and a mother of Greek and German descent. He attended the University of Utah where he received a Ph. D. in Literature. His works focus mainly on Native American way of life. His first novel, Medicine River was made into a vis mere television movie. His second novel, Green Grass, Running Water won him the Canadian Authors Award for Fiction and it was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award in 1993. In 2003, he received the National Aboriginal Achievement Award. His most recent title DreadfulWater Shows Up, is written under the pseudonym Hartley Goodweather. He resides in Canada and is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Guelph. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre


Værker af Thomas King

Green Grass, Running Water (1993) 1,158 eksemplarer, 28 anmeldelser
The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative (2003) 501 eksemplarer, 13 anmeldelser
Medicine River (1989) 328 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
Truth and Bright Water (1999) 239 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
One Good Story, That One (1993) 227 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Indians on Vacation (2020) 222 eksemplarer, 12 anmeldelser
The Back Of The Turtle (2014) 220 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
Borders (2021) 176 eksemplarer, 13 anmeldelser
Coyote Tales (2017) 175 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
DreadfulWater (2002) 150 eksemplarer, 9 anmeldelser
A Short History of Indians in Canada: Stories (2005) 126 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
A Coyote Solstice Tale (2009) 105 eksemplarer, 15 anmeldelser
Our Story: Aboriginal Voices on Canada’s Past (2004) — Bidragyder — 101 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
A Coyote Columbus Story (2002) 95 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
The Red Power Murders (2006) 90 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
All My Relations: An Anthology of Contemporary Canadian Native Prose (1990) — Redaktør; Bidragyder — 61 eksemplarer
Cold Skies (2018) 52 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Sufferance: A Novel (2021) 49 eksemplarer
A Matter of Malice (2019) 42 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Obsidian (2020) 41 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Coyote Sings to the Moon (1998) 36 eksemplarer
Coyote's New Suit (2004) — Forfatter — 33 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
77 Fragments of a Familiar Ruin: Poems (2019) 27 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Deep House (2022) 26 eksemplarer
Dead Dog Cafe (Dead Dog Cafe Comedy Hour) (2004) 13 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Double Eagle (2023) 12 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
My Lala (2022) 10 eksemplarer
Dead Dog Cafe: Volume 4 (2005) 8 eksemplarer
The Green Baby Swing (2024) 8 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
UN INDIEN QUI DÉRANGE (2021) 2 eksemplarer
The Native in Literature (1987) 2 eksemplarer
Dreadful water 1 eksemplar
Seuil de tolérance (2022) 1 eksemplar
A Coyote 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Talking Leaves: Contemporary Native American Short Stories (1991) — Bidragyder — 194 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
An Anthology of Canadian Native Literature in English (1992) — Bidragyder — 76 eksemplarer
The New Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories (1986) — Bidragyder — 73 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Song of the Turtle: American Indian Literature 1974-1994 (1996) — Bidragyder — 63 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Nothing But the Truth: An Anthology of Native American Literature (2000) — Bidragyder — 52 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Story of a Nation: Defining Moments in Our History (2001) — Bidragyder — 50 eksemplarer
Me Funny (2006) — Bidragyder — 44 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Perfect Crime (2022) — Bidragyder — 39 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
Into the Widening World: International Coming-of-Age Stories (1995) — Bidragyder — 28 eksemplarer
Skins: Contemporary Indigenous Writing (2000) — Bidragyder — 19 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Voices Under One Sky: Contemporary Native Literature (1994) — Bidragyder — 19 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Silent warriors : portraits of North American Indians (2010) — Introductory remarks — 4 eksemplarer
The Exile Book of Native Canadian Fiction and Drama (2011) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer

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Andre navne
GoodWeather, Hartley
King, Tom
Cherokee Nation
Land (til kort)
California, USA
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Hoy, Helen (partner)
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Western Literature Association's Distinguished Achievement Award (2004)
Order of Canada
National Aboriginal Achievement Award
Kort biografi
Thomas King was born in 1943 in Sacramento, California and is of Cherokee, Greek and German descent. He obtained his PhD from the University of Utah in 1986. He is known for works in which he addresses the marginalization of American Indians, delineates "pan-Indian" concerns and histories, and attempts to abolish common stereotypes about Native Americans. He taught Native American Studies at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, and at the University of Minnesota. He is currently a Professor of English at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. King has become one of the foremost writers of fiction about Canada's Native people.



"After the funeral, Xavier and his mother and Comet the kitten went upstairs to the attic."

In the attic, they discover many of Nana's old things. Xavier says, "I don't want Nana to be dead," and his mother says, "I know. So we'll make sure to keep her in our stories." One of the things they discover is the titular green baby swing, and Xavier's mother teaches him the song that goes with it. That night, they fall asleep under it together.

A gentle story of loss and memory, and connection between generations.… (mere)
JennyArch | Jun 18, 2024 |
THE INCONVENIENT INDIAN delivers a Broken Arrow history of Native people in both Canada and the USA.

Written in 2013, it would be welcome to see an Update in the hope that some small miracles have ended the devastation of
government hypocrisy, lies, racism...in exchange for Truth.
m.belljackson | 46 andre anmeldelser | May 4, 2024 |
Gr 7 Up—When a mother and son refuse to renounce their Blackfoot nationality while attempting a road trip across
the Canadian-U.S. border, they find themselves recognized as citizens of nowhere. King and Donovan's goldenhued story of Indigenous endurance is a simple yet powerful reminder of the impact of colonial history.
BackstoryBooks | 12 andre anmeldelser | Apr 1, 2024 |
This was more of a 2.5 as it started as a 3 then went downhill a bit for me. I'm not sure why I didn't love it, there was nothing wrong with it, I just couldn't connect with it or really understand it. I know it's probably accurate for many people, but him having named, physical embodiments of his depression and anxiety etc was hard for me to understand and relate to.

Would fit The 52 Book Club's 2021 prompts:
14 - Written By An Author Over 65 When Published
19 - Book With A Deckled Edge
26 - An Author Of Colour
29 - Featuring The Environment
33 - Featuring Adoption
47 - A Character With A Disability
… (mere)
Linyarai | 11 andre anmeldelser | Mar 6, 2024 |



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