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David A. Robertson on What Inspired His Story “Peggy” in This Place: 150 Years Retold

David A. Robertson

David A. Robertson is the author of “Peggy”, a story in the anthology This Place: 150 Years Retold. The story features illustrations and colour art by Natasha Donovan. In his author statement below, David shares why he chose to focus on Francis Pegahmagabow – the most effective sniper of World War I, as well as […]

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Celebrating “I Love to Read Month” with a contest!

This Place Retold 2019

February is just around the corner, which means national “I Love to Read Month” is almost here! For many Canadian educators, “I Love to Read Month” is an opportunity to promote a love of reading and being read to by others. It’s also a great opportunity to explore titles relating to the TRC’s Calls to […]

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Honouring Francis Pegahmagabow

Francis Peggy Pegahmagabow 1945 via CBC

His Ojibway name was Binaaswi, which roughly translates to “the wind that blows off,” but history largely remembers him as Corp. Francis ‘Peggy’ Pegahmagabow, a scout and sniper who served in WWI. Pegahmagabow rose to fame within Canada after being credited with 378 kills and 300 captures during his time abroad, but the Indigenous communities […]

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“When We Were Alone” wins GG Award

Congratulations to David Alexander Robertson and Julie Flett! When We Were Alone has won the Governor General’s Literary Award in the Young People’s Literature – Illustrated Books category. When We Were Alone is a story about a difficult time in history and, ultimately, a story of empowerment and strength. When a young girl helps tend […]

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5 Summer Reading Necessities

July is here, and that means it’s time to soak up the two hottest months of the northern hemisphere’s year. Summer is all about hitting the beach, going hiking, heading out to the lake and enjoying some well-deserved time off with your loved ones, but our favourite summer activity is crossing books off that ever-growing […]

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“The Evolution of Alice” wins On the Same Page!

We are thrilled to announce that Manitobans have selected David Alexander Robertson‘s The Evolution of Alice as this year’s featured book for the 8th annual On The Same Page, a province-wide reading initiative. Check out the full news release from the City of Winnipeg here! Please enjoy this short excerpt from The Evolution of Alice: […]

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A Launch for Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story

BETTY: THE HELEN BETTY OSBORNE STORY Last evening’s book launch, for award-winning author David Alexander Robertson’s newest graphic novel, took place at McNally Robinson Bookstore in Winnipeg. During David’s heartfelt speech in which he talked about the murdered and missing Indigenous women in Canada, he issued a challenge to all readers of Betty: The Helen […]

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Congratulations David Alexander Robertson

THE JOHN HIRSCH AWARD FOR MOST PROMISING MANITOBA WRITER We are proud to announce that author David Alexander Robertson received The John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer at the Manitoba Book Awards ceremony on April 25, 2015. This annual award was established by the Manitoba Foundation for the Arts with a bequest from […]

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The Evolution of Alice Book Review

5 out 5 stars High praise for The Evolution of Alice can found on Goodreads. Thank you to those who took time to post a review. …Robertson is clearly a writer to watch for. …an interesting, and thought-provoking story. …a well written story, about a mother’s love and loss, told by several different and very […]

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You are invited to join us

Please join McNally Robinson Booksellers, HighWater Press, and author David Alexander Robertson in celebrating TALES FROM BIG SPIRIT hosted by Monique Woroniak TIME: 7 pm, PLACE: McNally Robinson, Grant Park in the Atriuma, Winnipeg, MB The evening will begin with a book chat and Q & A session. A meet and greet reception and book […]

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