The recipient of the prestigious annually awarded Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize in 2001, Monkey Beach is Canadian author Eden Robinson's debut novel. It was published in 2000, and is about a girl named Lisamarie who possesses supernatural abilities....
Eden Robinson is a Canadian author born on January 19, 1968 in Kitimaat, British Columbia-- the home of the Haisla tribe. Her father comes from the Haisla lineage while her mother comes from the Heiltsuk tribe. She graduated with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts from the University of Victoria and a master's degree in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia.
Robinson is known throughout the literary community for her gothic-style fiction. Her first published work was the short story "Traplines," which was featured in a 1991 edition of the magazine Prism International. Since then, she has published several books, including the short-story collection Traplines (1996) and her novels Monkey Beach (2000) and Blood Sports (2006). Robinson is known for writing about young people who struggle to integrate their native Haisla tradition with Western culture.
Her latest book, Son of A Trickster, was published in 2017. That year, Robinson also won the prestigious Writers' Trust Fellowship.