Waubgeshig Rice is an author and journalist from Wasauksing First Nation.
He’s written four books, most notably the bestselling novel Moon of the Crusted Snow, published in 2018.
He graduated from the journalism program at Toronto Metropolitan University in 2002, and spent most of his journalism career with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a video journalist and radio host.
He left CBC in 2020 to focus on his literary career.
His forthcoming novel, Moon of the Turning Leaves, will be published in October 2023.
In addition to his writing endeavours, Waubgeshig is an eclectic public speaker, delivering keynote addresses and workshops, engaging in interviews, and contributing to various panels at literary festivals and conferences.
He speaks on creative writing and oral storytelling, contemporary Anishinaabe culture and matters, Indigenous representation in arts and media, and more.
He lives in Sudbury, Ontario with his wife and three sons.
Waub is represented by The Bukowski Agency. For any publication-related queries please email them directly.
For public appearances and media inquiries in Canada, contact Sharon Klein at Penguin Random House Canada.
For American queries regarding Moon of the Turning Leaves, contact Ellie Anderson at William Morrow.
For appearances in the U.S., visit Authors Unbound.
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