Dr. Norma Dunning is an Inuit writer, scholar, researcher and grandmother. Her short story collection, Annie Muktuk and Other Stories, challenges readers’ perceptions about Inuit people. It won the 2018 INDIE Book of the Year Award (Short Stories) and the 2017 Danuta Gleed Literary Award. Her short story Elipsee won the Writers’ Guild of Alberta’s Howard O’Hagan Award.

The collection was also shortlisted for the 2018 Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize. Her first collection of poetry titled, Eskimo Pie: A poetics of Inuit Identity (BookLand Press Inc.) is scheduled to release in November of 2019. Her second collection of short stories is slated to launch in October 2020 and a book of non-fiction concerning assimilative practices experienced by Inuit Canadians is scheduled for release in September of 2021 (both books through Douglas & McIntyre).