Thomas King and John Ralston Saul in Conversation

The authors of The Inconvenient Indian and A Fair Country on the First Nations existence in Canada versus the United States, Stephen Harper’s Conservative government, and the (exaggerated, unrealistic) need for Aboriginal consensus.

As you likely already know, comments made by author David Gilmour in our latest installment of Shelf Esteem triggered a swift and overwhelmingly appalled reaction across social media this week. The result so far: we can’t recall the last time a Canadian author, or the topic of reading lists and the underrepresentation of women writers in the canon, has elicited so much international media attention and online discussion. Below we’ve compiled a shortlist of the most notable responses we’ve seen.  

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