Nunatsiaq News interviewed author Aviaq Johnston about the story behind her debut young-adult novel, Those Who Run in the Sky. In the article, Aviaq shares her beverage of choice while writing, the inspiration behind her main character, and more!
“I decided I didn’t want to do another novel that is about a dystopian future,” Johnston said. “And I thought my own culture has so much good stories in it already.”
Since a lot of Inuit youth don’t get to hear them, Johnston decided she would make her own version of the stories she grew up hearing.
You can check out the full article here.
Those Who Run in the Sky launches Thursday, April 13, at Nunavut Sivuniksavut in Ottawa. Details here.