Richard Van Camp

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Richard Van Camp (born 8 September 1971)[1] is a Canadian writer. A Tłı̨chǫ from Fort Smith, Northwest Territories,[2] he is best known for his 1996 novel The Lesser Blessed, which was adapted into a film by director Anita Doron in 2012.[2]

The Lesser Blessed is his only novel to date. He has also published several short story collections, including Angel Wing Splash Pattern, The Moon of Letting Go and Godless but Loyal to Heaven.[2] Most of his work is set in the community of Fort Simmer, a fictionalization of his hometown.[2] He has also published children's books, poetry and educational graphic novels.[3]

He was a shortlisted nominee for the ReLit Award for Short Fiction in 2010 for The Moon of Letting Go.

Van Camp began his career as an intern on the writing staff of the television series North of 60.

In June 2014, Van Camp was announced as a juror for the prestigious NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature. His finalist nominee was Little You artist Julie Flett.[1]


Adult literature[edit]

Graphic novels[edit]

  • Path of the Warrior (2010)
  • Kiss Me Deadly (2011)


  • A Man Called Raven (1997)
  • What's the Most Beautiful Thing You Know About Horses? (1998)
  • Welcome Song for Baby (2007)
  • Nighty Night (2011)
  • Little You (2013)


  1. ^ "Canadian Who's Who Search". Grey House Publishing Canada. 
  2. ^ a b c d "About a boy: Richard Van Camp and The Lesser Blessed". Quill & Quire, November 2012.
  3. ^ "Comic tackles sexual health". Yellowknifer, April 29, 2011.

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