Richard Van Camp on Native American Authors

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Richard Van Camp
, 1971-


Richard Van Camp, the eldest of four boys, is a member of the Dogrib nation from Canada’s Northwest Territories. He graduated from the University of Victoria and the En’owkin International School of Writing.

Awards and Honors

1997 Canadian Authors Association Air Canada Award to promising young Canadian authors.
1999 Wordcraft Circle Writer of the Year (Prose – Children’s Literature) award (for A Man Called Raven.


Online resources by or about Richard Van Camp:

From student to author: A Canlit rising star and his UVic Experience
Author: Richard Van Camp
Type: authorbio
Description: This essay by Van Camp, from a 1997 issue of The Torch (the University of Victoria’s alumni magazine) details his experiences at the Unversity.

URL: http://communications.uvic.ca/Torch/fall97/vox.htm

Richard Van Camp
Author: Karen M. Strom
Type: authorbio
Description: Van Camp’s biography.

URL: http://www.richardvancamp.org/

Richard Van Camp biography
Author: Writers In Electronic Residence
Type: authorbio
Description: Provides some biographical and bibliographical information on Van Camp.

URL: http://eduserv.edu.yorku.ca/~wier/rvancamp.html

Books by Richard Van Camp:

Van Camp, Richard. The Lesser Blessed
Vancouver : Douglas and McIntyre, 1996.
Genre: Fiction
Language: English
ISBN: 1550545256

Van Camp, Richard. A Man Called Raven
San Francisco, CA : Children’s Book Press, 1997.
Genre: Fiction
Language: English
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0892391448

Van Camp, Richard. What’s the Most Beautiful Thing You Know About Horses?
San Francisco, CA : Children’s Book Press, 1998.
Genre: Fiction
Language: English
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0892391545

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