Photo: Aviaq Johnston
Credit: Artist


literary arts

Artistic Community:

Iqaluit, NU

Date of Birth:

Artists may have multiple birth years listed as a result of when and where they were born. For example, an artist born in the early twentieth century in a camp outside of a community centre may not know/have known their exact date of birth and identified different years.




Originally from Iglulik, NU, but now based in Iqaluit, NU, Aviaq Johnston is an award winning Young Adult fiction and children’s author. Her first book, Those Who Run in the Sky, was awarded the Indigenous Voices Award for the most significant work of prose in English in 2018.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
18 Canadian books for young people to read for I Read Canadian Day February 19, 2020 CBC Books
12 books you heard about on CBC Radio this week November 8, 2019 CBC Books
12 great YA and middle-grade books to read this summer July 18, 2019 CBC Books


View All Achievements and Details
Achievement Year Organization
Indigenous Voices Award for English Prose 2018 Indigenous Voices Awards
Finalist for CODE Burt Literary Award 2017 Canada Council for the Arts
Finalist for Governor General's Award for English-Language Children's Literature 2017 Canada Council for the Arts