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Aviaq Johnston

Aviaq Johnston

Aviaq Johnston is a young Inuk writer from Igloolik, Nunavut. Her debut novel Those Who Run in the Sky was released in the spring of 2017. In 2014 Aviaq won first place in the Aboriginal Arts and Stories competition for her short story ‘’Tarnikuluk’’, which also earned her a Governor General’s History Award. Aviaq is a graduate of Nunavut Sivuniksavut, and she has a diploma in Social Service Work from Canadore College. Aviaq loves to travel and has lived in Australia and Vietnam. She spends most of her time reading, writing, studying, and procrastinating. She goes back and forth between Iqaluit, Nunavut and Ottawa, Ontario.

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