Thomas King


Born
in Sacramento, California, The United States
April 24, 1943

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Thomas King was born in 1943 in Sacramento, California and is of Cherokee, Greek and German descent. He obtained his PhD from the University of Utah in 1986. He is known for works in which he addresses the marginalization of American Indians, delineates "pan-Indian" concerns and histories, and attempts to abolish common stereotypes about Native Americans. He taught Native American Studies at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, and at the University of Minnesota. He is currently a Professor of English at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. King has become one of the foremost writers of fiction about Canada's Native people.

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“The truth about stories is, that's all we are.”
Thomas King

“you have to be careful with the stories you tell. And you have to watch out for the stories that you are told.”
Thomas King, The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative

“There are no truths. Only stories.”
Thomas King, Green Grass, Running Water

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