Thomas King Biography

Thomas King is a First Nations novelist, short-story writer, essayist, screenwriter, and photographer. King has become one of the foremost writers of fiction about Canada's Native people.

He is known for works in which he addresses the marginalization of American Indians, delineates "pan-Indian" concerns and histories, and attempts to abolish common stereotypes about Native Americans.

King was the first Aboriginal person to deliver the prestigious Massey Lectures and is also the bestselling, award-winning author of six novels, two collections of short stories and two nonfiction books.

He won the 2014 Governor General's Award for Literature for his novel, The Back of the Turtle. His non-fiction tour de force, The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America won the BC National Award for Canadian Non-fiction and the RBC Taylor Prize, as well as being a finalist for 2015 CBC Canada Reads. He is a recipient of the Order of Canada.

He is currently a Professor of English at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Previously, he taught Native American Studies at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, and at the University of Minnesota.

King obtained his Ph.D from the University of Utah in 1986.

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Thomas King Videos

2016 Hugh MacLennan Lecture- Thomas King
Thomas King, Master Storyteller in conversation at the The Banff Centre

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All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Thomas King for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Thomas King for your next private or corporate function.

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All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Thomas King or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Thomas King or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Thomas King is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Native American Heritage, News & Media and Authors. The estimated speaking fee range to book Thomas King for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Thomas King generally travels from Ontario, Canada and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Michael W. Twitty and Xernona Clayton. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Thomas King for an upcoming event.

Thomas King Videos

2016 Hugh MacLennan Lecture- Thomas King
Thomas King, Master Storyteller in conversation at the The Banff Centre

How to book Thomas King?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Thomas King for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Thomas King, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Thomas King or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Thomas King?

Booking fees for Thomas King, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Thomas King, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Thomas King?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Thomas King for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Thomas King for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Thomas King or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Thomas King or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Thomas King is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Native American Heritage, News & Media and Authors. The estimated speaking fee range to book Thomas King for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Thomas King generally travels from Ontario, Canada and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Michael W. Twitty and Xernona Clayton. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Thomas King for an upcoming event.

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