Joseph Boyden


Joseph Boyden is a Canadian novelist and short story writer of Irish and Scottish descent. Boyden is best known for writing about First Nations culture. Three Day Road, a novel about two Cree soldiers serving in the Canadian military during World War I, was inspired by Ojibwa Francis Pegahmagabow, the legendary First World War sniper. Boyden’s second novel, Through Black Spruce follows the story of Will, son of one of the characters in Three Day Road. The third novel in the Bird family trilogy was published in 2013 as The Orenda.

Autobiography for Quais du Polar

Joseph Boyden had no sense of smell for most of his adult life. A recent operation changed all that. And not for the better. Now, everywhere he goes, he smells a rat. 

Favorite “noir”

livre : The Wild Palms, William Faulkner

film : Apocalypse Now, Francis Ford Coppola

auteur : Edgar Allen Poe (the OG)

auteur: Favourite music as in band I’ve listened to the longest is The Doors. Things don’t get much more noir than their song, The End

Second place for noir song: Joy Division, Love Will Tear Us Apart