Photo: Glen Johnston
Aviaq Johnston is the award-winning Inuk author of Those Who Run in the Sky, winner of the Indigenous Voices Award for Most Significant Work of Prose in English by an Emerging Indigenous Writer in 2018, finalist for the 2017 Governor General’s Literary Award for Young People’s Literature, and a 2017 Honour Book for the CODE Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Young Adult Literature. Her sequel, Those Who Dwell Below, has also been shortlisted for the 2019 CODE Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Young Adult Literature. She has also written short stories Tarnikuluk, winner of the 2014 Aboriginal Arts and Stories Award, and The Haunted Blizzard, featured in Taaqtumi: An Anthology of Arctic Horror Stories. She is also the author of the bestselling picture book, What’s My Superpower? She lives in Iqaluit, Nunavut.