Ivan Coyote


Alternate Names

Ivan E. Coyote


Artist, Director, Educator, Filmmaker, Musician, Writer


Ivan Coyote is a writer, storyteller and performer. Born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon, they are the author of thirteen books, the creator of four films, seven stage shows, and three albums that combine storytelling with music. Coyote’s books have won the ReLit Award, the B.C. Book Prize for Writing That Provokes, been named a Stonewall Honour Book, been longlisted for Canada Reads, been shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Prize for non-fiction, and the Governor General’s Award for non-fiction twice. 
In 2017 Ivan was given an honorary Doctor of Laws from Simon Fraser University, and an Honorary Doctor of Arts from Yukon University in 2023. Coyote is currently serving as a Specialist in Inclusion and Creative Expression at Yukon University. Ivan’s 13th book, Care Of, was released in June 2021 by McClelland and Stewart, and their new show Playlist will premiere in February of 2024.

Ivan Coyote, 2024

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