Drew Hayden Taylor (3619 words)


Drew Hayden Taylor is one of Canada’s leading Indigenous playwrights and humorists. His writings are a significant part of the Indigenous cultural renaissance which has been gathering momentum since the 1980s. 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 r…

Citation: Nunn, Robert. "Drew Hayden Taylor". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 31 May 2006; last revised 21 June 2018. [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=11717, accessed 19 September 2020.]

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