David A. Robertson is the author of numerous books for young readers, including Governor General’s Literary Award winners When We Were Alone and On the Trapline (which also won the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award). The Barren Grounds, the first book in the middle-grade Misewa Saga series, was a Kirkus and Quill & Quire best middle-grade book of 2020, as well as a USBBY and Texas Lone Star selection.

David was recently announced as editorial director of a forthcoming imprint of Tundra Books dedicated to publishing Indigenous writers and illustrators. A sought-after speaker and educator, Dave is a member of the Norway House Cree Nation and lives in Winnipeg. His latest books are The Song That Called Them Home (illustrated by Maya McKibbin) and the fourth book in te Misewa Saga, The Star Woman.