David A. Robertson is the award-winning author of books for young readers, including When We Were Alone, winner of the 2017 Governor General’s Literary Award, and Strangers, winner of the 2018 Michael Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction (Manitoba Book Awards). In 2020, he published The Barren Grounds and a memoir, Black Water. A sought-after speaker and educator, David is a member of the Norway House Cree Nation and currently lives in Winnipeg.