International best-selling author Richard Van Camp is a member of the Dogrib (Tlicho) Dene Nation from Fort Smith, Northwest Territories who came to Northern Lights College on a book tour Sept 27th for his newest book Moccasin Square Gardens.
He has published novels, short story collections, children’s literature, graphic novels, and has written for/script and cultural consultant for TV show North of 60, produced by CBC.
His novel The Lesser Blessed was turned into a film released in 2012, and Mohawk Midnight Runners released in 2013, along with others including three feathers, hicky gone wrong, and Firebear called them faith healers.
All of Van Camp’s children’s books are available in braille for free anywhere in the world courtesy of Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired and Accessible Resource Centre-British Columbia.
I had the pleasure of having a conversation with this inspiring and intuitive person and even though he has won many writing awards, he is a extremely humbled person who speaks to all people with the respect like a family member would.
Van Camp always ends his story telling with “isn’t that something?”
“I loved my time in Dawson Creek, what a gorgeous campus! Great people, true northerners invite me back please!” Van Camp said.