Indigenous advocate Tracey Lindberg current Writer in Residence

Tracey Lindberg

UBC’s Creative Writing program welcomes Indigenous advocate and novelist Tracey Lindberg as our 2019-2020 Creative Writer in Residence.

While in Residence, Lindberg will give public lectures, in class conversations with students and faculty, and mentor students individually. She will also work on her second novel, a follow up from her bestselling novel Birdie.

Dates of Visit

November 9 through November 24, 2019

Public Event on November 12

The public is invited to a special event, Talking to Tracey Lindberg with MFA interviewer Shaelyn Johnston on Tuesday, November 12 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm at UBC Vancouver Campus, Leonard S. Klinck Building, room 460 (6356 Agricultural Road). Free to attend, no RSVP required.


Tracey Lindberg is a citizen of As’in’i’wa’chi Ni’yaw Nation, Rocky Mountain Cree, and hails from the Kelly Lake Cree Nation community. She is an award-winning writer for her academic work and teaches Indigenous law at the University of Ottawa.  She has taught Indigenous Studies and Indigenous law for all of her academic career, including a Canada Research Chair position in Indigenous legal orders, knowledge and laws.

Her book Birdie was a finalist for the Kobo Emerging Writer Award and the 2016 edition of CBC’s Canada Reads.  The novel was also long-listed for the 2017 Dublin International Literary Prize, the OLA Evergreen Award and was a nominee for the 2016 Alberta Literary Awards.

Lindberg was a juror for the 2017 Rogers Trust Fiction prize.  In 2018, Lindberg was inducted into the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Lindberg currently lives on Algonquin territory.