Thomas King is a short story writer, scriptwriter, photographer, and an award-winning novelist. He is best knonw for writing novels such as Medicine River, Green Grass, and Running Water.

King has also written numerous children’s books as well as non-fiction books. In addition to that, King wrote and starred in the popular CBC radio series, The Dead Dog Café. In 2003, King received the Lifetime Achievement Award and was made a member of the Order of Canada the following year. Thomas also taught Native literature and history and creative writing at the University of Lethbridge, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Guelph, but he is now retired and living in Guelph, Ontario.

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Publication Order of DreadfulWater Books

DreadfulWater (As:Hartley GoodWeather) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Red Power Murders (As:Hartley GoodWeather) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cold Skies (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Matter of Malice (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Obsidian (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Deep House (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Minerva Chronicles Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Medicine River (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Green Grass, Running Water (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Truth and Bright Water (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Back of the Turtle (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Indians on Vacation (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sufferance (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Collections

One Good Story, That One (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Short History of Indians in Canada (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
77 Fragments of a Familiar Ruin (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Borders (With: Natasha Donovan) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Picture Books

Coyote Sings to the Moon (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Coyote Columbus Story (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Coyote's New Suit (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Coyote Solstice Tale (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Coyote Tales (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Truth About Stories (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Inconvenient Indian (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of American Indian Literature and Critical Studies Books

All My Relations (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Narrative Chance (By: Gerald Vizenor) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Other destinies (By: Louis Owens) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Sharpest Sight (By: Louis Owens) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dead Voices (By: Gerald Vizenor) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Firesticks of Stories (By: Diane Glancy) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Summer in the Spring (By: Gerald Vizenor) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Faces in the Moon (By: Betty Louise Bell) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Grand Avenue (By: Greg Sarris) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bone Game (By: Louis Owens) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Massacre at Sand Creek (By: Bruce Cutler) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Only Approved Indians (By: Jack D. Forbes) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wolfsong (By: Louis Owens) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Eye Killers (By: A. A. Carr) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mediation in Contemporary Native American Fiction (By: James Ruppert) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nightland (By: Louis Owens) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
On Native Ground (By: Jim Barnes) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mixedblood Messages (By: Louis Owens) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Kiss of the Fur Queen (By: Tomson Highway) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dark River (By: Louis Owens) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Chancers (By: Gerald Vizenor) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Briefcase Warriors (By: E. Donald Two-Rivers) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
I Hear the Train (By: Louis Owens) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Other Words (By: Jace Weaver) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mask Maker (By: Diane Glancy) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
American Gypsy (By: Diane Glancy) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Where the Pavement Ends (By: William S. Yellow Robe Jr.) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Field of Honor (By: D.L. Birchfield) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Silko (By: Brewster E. Fitz) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Trickster of Liberty (By: Gerald Vizenor) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Pipe for February (By: Martin Scorsese,Charles H. Red Corn) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Marriage of Saints (By: Dawn Karima Pettigrew) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Muting White Noise (By: James H. Cox) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Singing Bird (By: John Milton Oskison) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Cherokee Syllabary (By: Ellen Cushman) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Twenty Thousand Mornings (By: Susan Kalter,John Joseph Mathews) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Literacy and Intellectual Life in the Cherokee Nation, 1820–1906 (By: James W. Parins) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Native American Renaissance (By: Alan R. Velie) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Scalping Columbus and Other Damn Indian Stories (By: Adam Fortunate Eagle) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Progressive Traditions (By: Joshua B. Nelson) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Creative Alliances (By: Molly S. McGlennen) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Old Three Toes and Other Tales of Survival and Extinction (By: Susan Kalter,John Joseph Mathews) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wil Usdi: Novella (By: Robert J. Conley,Luther Wilson) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Imagining Sovereignty (By: David J. Carlson) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Chenoo (By: Joseph Bruchac) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Red Bird, Red Power (By: Tadeusz Lewandowski) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
John Joseph Mathews (By: Michael Snyder) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Back to the Blanket (By: Kimberly G. Wieser) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Plastic Indian (By: Robert J. Conley,Evelyn L. Conley,Geary Hobson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Padoskoks (By: Joseph Bruchac) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Watermelon Nights (By: Greg Sarris) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Native Removal Writing (By: Sabine N. Meyer) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

If You Like Thomas King Books, You’ll Love…

Medicine River is one of Thomas King’s best known novels. The story sees Will returning to the town of Medicine River for his mother’s funeral. He ends up getting much more than that though when he meets Harlen Bigbear who tries to sell Will on the idea of returning to Medicine River as the town’s only Native photographer, and he succeeds. Through Will we get to know this small Albertan town and the people who live there.

King began the Minerva Chronicles series in 2020 with the first book being In surrection. The book introduces us to Markus Crowe-Valdez as he arrives as a prisoner in a commercially owned gulag on a far away world. It is here that Markus takes part in exoplanet colonization and witnesses just how harsh the conditions are. Markus also discovers a dark secret about this new colony which finds him caught in the middle of a brutal rivalry between terraforming moguls. If Markus wants to survive alongside his fellow prisoners, he must lead them in rebellion against the moguls and join with the sophisticated alien race who eyes humankind with caution and suspicion.

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