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.