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2022 Bombeck Workshop Faculty Wayne Arthurson

Wayne Arthurson

Wayne Arthurson is a Canadian writer and literary agent of Cree and French Canadian descent. An associate agent for The Rights Factory in Toronto, Wayne represents writers of memoirs, crime fiction, urban fantasy and suspense. He is also looking for adult literary, crime and SFF (science fiction, fantasy and speculative fiction), especially works by Indigenous/Native American writers. 

He is the author of eight novels, five books of non-fiction and more than 200 articles in magazines and newspapers. His novel The Red Chesterfield was the 2020 winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for excellence in Canadian crime fiction, and he was twice shortlisted for Best Indigenous Writer for the High Plains Book Awards. For the past 30 years, Wayne has worked in journalism, communications, advertising, as a musician and independent literary agent. He spent three and half years as a member of the Edmonton Arts Council and was a founding board member of Edmonton Litfest.