Richard Van Camp


A Dogrib (Tlicho) Dene from Fort Smith, NWT, Richard Van Camp is an internationally renowned storyteller and best-selling author. He is the author of the novel, The Lesser Blessed, and two collections of short stories, Angel Wing Splash Pattern and The Moon of Letting Go as well as two children’s books with Cree artist, George Littlechild: A Man Called Raven and What’s the Most Beautiful Thing You Know About Horses? His baby book, Welcome Song for Baby: A Lullaby for Newborns, was the official selection of the Books for BC Babies program and was given to every newborn baby in British Columbia in 2008. His first comic book, Path of the Warrior, will be published with Cree artist, Steve Sanderson, through the Healthy Aboriginal Network. His second comic book is Kiss Me Deadly. Richard was awarded Storyteller of the Year for both Canada and the US by the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers in 2007.  You can visit Richard at his website: and on Facebook and MySpace.