Eden Robinson has been writing ever since she was a "moody teenage girl" who just wanted to hole up in her room and write poetry. She still hides and hibernates, to give birth to her rich, dark, humorous award-winning stories. But sometimes she emerges to share secrets about her inspiration and success.

Robinson, who's Haisla and Heiltsuk, spoke with journalist Emilee Gilpin at Skwachàys Lodge on Oct. 3. In the interview, Robinson spoke about how she navigates the politics of her community, the supernatural world, and working with non-Indigenous editors. She also answered questions sent online from members of the Bella Bella book club and aspiring Indigenous writers.

Here's what Robinson had to say.

Robinson just started the beginning of a six-week book launch for the sequel 'Trickster Drift' of a three-part series, she told National Observer on Oct. 3. She said when she finishes the tour, she'll finish up a few projects and get started on the third novel of the Trickster series, with the help of "a lot of coffee." Video by Michael Ruffolo and Emilee Gilpin

In an interview with @emileeguevara, Eden Robinson opened up about her newest book 'Trickster Drift,' her novel 'Monkey Beach' which is currently being made into a movie, her dating life and the new $40B LNG pipeline project. #IndigenousAuthor


Eden has such a healthy laugh.

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