,
Drew Hayden Taylor

Drew Hayden Taylor’s Followers (199)

member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo

Drew Hayden Taylor


Born
Curve Lake First Nations, Canada
Website

Twitter


During the last thirty years of his life, Drew Hayden Taylor has done many things, most of which he is proud of. An Ojibway from the Curve Lake First Nations in Ontario, he has worn many hats in his literary career, from performing stand-up comedy at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., to being Artistic Director of Canada's premiere Native theatre company, Native Earth Performing Arts. He has been an award-winning playwright (with over 70 productions of his work), a journalist/columnist (appearing regularly in several Canadian newspapers and magazines), short-story writer, novelist, television scriptwriter, and has worked on over 17 documentaries exploring the Native experience. Most notably, he wrote and directed REDSKINS, TRICKSTERS AN ...more

Average rating: 3.79 · 6,087 ratings · 939 reviews · 42 distinct worksSimilar authors
Motorcycles & Sweetgrass

3.76 avg rating — 2,042 ratings — published 2010 — 12 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Night Wanderer

3.46 avg rating — 679 ratings — published 2007 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Take Us To Your Chief And O...

3.85 avg rating — 519 ratings — published 2016 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Chasing Painted Horses

3.97 avg rating — 397 ratings — published 2019 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Only Drunks and Children Te...

3.82 avg rating — 229 ratings — published 1998 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dead White Writer on the Floor

3.79 avg rating — 220 ratings — published 2011 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Night Wanderer: A Graph...

by
3.49 avg rating — 225 ratings4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Me Funny

by
3.84 avg rating — 170 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Cottagers and Indians

3.96 avg rating — 162 ratings — published 2019 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Me Sexy: An Exploration of ...

by
3.97 avg rating — 149 ratings — published 2008 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Drew Hayden Taylor…
Quotes by Drew Hayden Taylor  (?)
Quotes are added by the Goodreads community and are not verified by Goodreads. (Learn more)

“The thunderbirds, like dinosaurs, were now creatures of the past: lost long ago, with the coming of disease and famine brought by hairy strangers. Except, in today’s world dinosaurs were celebrated by palaeontologists and thunderbirds by cultural anthropologists. But John still remembered them, those magnificent creatures. (...) They, like the man on the motorcycle, had been born in an age when gods, monsters, humans and animals ate at the same table. Now man ate alone, while animals begged for scraps. The others were unable to survive in the new times and had disappeared into the folds of time. Who knew gods and monsters could and did fall victim to evolution?”
Drew Hayden Taylor

“He sounded like a lot of the youth in our community, stuck between the past and the future. The true goal is finding enough of both to make your life worth living.”
Drew Hayden Taylor, Take Us To Your Chief And Other Stories

“First Nations and science fiction don't usually go together. In fact, they could be considered rather unusual topics to mention in the same sentence, much like fish and bicycles.... To me, sci-fi was a world of possibilities. As a fan of writing, why shouldn't my fascination extend to such unconventional works? It was still writing, still literature in all its glory, but here they used different tools to explore the human condition, be they aliens, advanced technology, or other such novel approaches.... I wanted to take traditional (a buzzword in the Native community) science-fiction characteristics and filter them through an Aboriginal consciousness.”
Drew Hayden Taylor, Take Us To Your Chief And Other Stories

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Urban Fantasy: Non-heroic non-save-the-world UF 16 114 Mar 19, 2014 04:08AM  
The Rooster!: Book Discussion - Crummey's Sweetland 27 72 Sep 04, 2015 09:18AM  
Unknown Books? - ...: Suggest books here! 145 426 Jan 10, 2016 05:14PM  
Cozy Mysteries : This topic has been closed to new comments. Title and Author Game, Round 2 15570 1158 Mar 21, 2016 09:15AM  
CanadianContent: This topic has been closed to new comments. w/o January 6 to 12, 2017 70 42 Jan 11, 2017 06:28AM  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Completed Tasks: PLEASE DO NOT DELETE ANY POST IN THIS THREAD 2415 464 Feb 28, 2018 09:03PM  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Completed Tasks: PLEASE DO NOT DELETE ANY POST IN THIS THREAD 3053 381 Aug 31, 2018 09:00PM  
Around the Year i...: Kendra's Summer Reading Challenge 1 18 May 18, 2020 02:57PM  


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Drew to Goodreads.