Joseph Boyden

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Birthday
31, 1966
Birthplace
Canada
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
31, 1966 (age 52)
Birthplace
Canada

About

Known for works of historical fiction that focus on the lives of members of Canadian First Nations Aboriginal groups, Boyden penned several acclaimed novels, including Through Black Spruce (2008); The Orenda (2013); and Three Day Road (2005).

Before Fame

He attended the creative writing programs at both Canada's York University and America's University of New Orleans and went on to teach at the University of British Columbia and at Northern College.

Trivia

His literary honors include the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Canada Reads Award, and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize.

Family Life

The son of distinguished Second World War medical officer Raymond Wilfrid Boyden, Joseph Boyden was raised in North York, Ontario, Canada, as a member of a family of Anishinaabe, Scottish, and Irish descent. His wife, Amanda Boyden, also pursued a literary career.

Associated With

He and fellow Canadian author Tomson Highway both set their novels against primarily Canadian Aboriginal landscapes.