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Sebastian / Nupqu ʔa·kǂ am̓

Troy Sebastian / Nupqu ʔa·kǂ am̓ is a Ktunaxa writer working in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and film. His writing has been published in The Walrus, The New Quarterly, Prairie Fire, and Ktuqckakyam. He is a recipient of the 2017 Hnatyshyn REVEAL Indigenous Arts Award and graduate of the Indigenous Writers Program at the Banff Centre. His story “Tax-Niʔ-Pik̓ak (A Long Time Ago),” was originally published in The Walrus, longlisted for the CBC Short Story Prize as well as the Journey Prize, and published in Best Canadian Stories 2019. He was recently nominated for two National Magazine Awards. Sebastian is a recent graduate of the University of Victoria’s MFA writing program and is completing his first novel. He was selected by Lynn Coady, a two-time finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.

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Rising Stars