Jordan Abel

JORDAN ABEL is a Nisga’a writer from Vancouver. He is the author of The Place of Scraps (Talonbooks, 2013) winner of the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, Injun (Talonbooks, 2016) winner of the 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize, and Un/inhabited (Talonbooks, 2020). Abel’s latest project NISHGA, published by McClelland & Stewart in 2020 and a finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, is a deeply personal and autobiographical book that attempts to address the complications of contemporary Indigenous existence and the often invisible intergenerational impact of residential schools. Abel recently completed a PhD at Simon Fraser University, and is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta where he teaches Indigenous Literatures and Creative Writing.

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