Drew Hayden Taylor

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  • Robert Nunn (Brock University)

Drew Hayden Taylor is one of Canada's leading Native playwrights and humorists. Humour figures in all Taylor's work, eliciting laughter edged with disturbing awareness of stereotypes being exploded and bitter truths being given a very thin sugar coating. He was born on July 1, 1962, on the Curve Lake First Nation, near Peterborough, Ontario, and was raised on the reserve by his Ojibway mother. He has never known his father, who was white. In 1982 he graduated from Seneca College, Toronto, with a diploma in Radio and Television Broadcasting. After graduating, he worked in several media. In radio he worked as Native Affairs reporter for the CBC. In print journalism he contributed articles to a large number of magazines and newspapers, an a…

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Citation:
Nunn, Robert. "Drew Hayden Taylor". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 31 May 2006
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  1. Native American and Canadian Writing