Thomas King is an award-winning writer and photographer. His critically acclaimed, bestselling fiction includes Medicine River; Green Grass, Running Water; Truth and Bright Water; A Short History of Indians in Canada; The Back of the Turtle (winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction); The Inconvenient Indian (winner of the RBC Taylor Prize); the DreadfulWater mystery series; the poetry collection 77 Fragments of a Familiar Ruin; and Indians on Vacation. His fiction for young readers includes A Coyote Columbus Story, illustrated by William Kent Monkman; A Coyote Solstice Tale, illustrated by Gary Clement; and Coyote Tales, illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiler. A Companion of the Order of Canada and the recipient of an award from the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, Thomas King lives in Guelph, Ontario.