Books written by Richard Van Camp


Sonny Assu

May 26, 2017 | 192 pages
A stunning retrospective highlighting the playfulness, power, and subversive spirit of Northwest Coast Indigenous artist Sonny Assu. Through large-scale installation, sculpture, photography, printmaking, and painting, Sonny Assu merges the aesthetics of Indigenous iconography with a pop-art... More Info

Welcome Song for Baby

Orca Book Pub | October 23, 2018 | 24 pages
A poem describing the uniqueness of a newborn baby and its family's love is accompanied by colorful images of babies with their families.  More Info

The Lesser Blessed

Douglas & McIntyre | October 23, 1996 | 119 pages
Larry is a Dogrib Indian growing up in the small northern town of Fort Simmer. His tongue, his hallucinations and his fantasies are hotter than the centre of the sun. At sixteen, he loves Iron Maiden, the North and Juliet Hope, the high school "tramp." When Johnny Beck, a Metis from Hay River,... More Info

Little You

Orca Book Pub | April 1, 2013 | 24 pages
A poetic board book for babies and toddlers that celebrates every child and the joy babies bring into the world.  More Info

Godless But Loyal to Heaven

Enfield & Wizenty | September 15, 2012 | 224 pages
In Richard Van Camp's fictionalized north anything can happen and yet each story is rooted in a vivid contemporary reality. The male teenage narrator of "Born a Girl" struggles violently yet sensitively with his own sexual identity. Other stories offer a potent mix tape of tropes from science... More Info

Moon of letting go and other stories

Enfield & Wizenty | September 1, 2009 | 214 pages
Extending the tradition of Aboriginal storytelling, Richard Van Camp's new collection is eloquently and humorously optimistic. The stories in The Moon of Letting Go celebrate healing through modern day rituals that honour his Dogrib ancestry. Van Camp speaks in a range of powerful voices: a violent... More Info