Publisher: Penguin Random House Canada
Lisa Bird-Wilson is a Saskatchewan Métis and nêhiyaw writer. Her fiction book, Just Pretending, won 4 Saskatchewan Book Awards, including 2014 Book of the Year, and was the 2019 One Book, One Province selection. Her debut poetry collection, The Red Files, is inspired by family and archival sources, reflects on the legacy of the residential school system and the fragmentation of families and histories. She is the chair of the Saskatchewan Ânskohk Writers Circle Inc. (SAWCI), the group that hosts the Ânskohk Indigenous Literature Festival, and the CEO of the Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research Inc. in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.