Waubgeshig Rice is an author and journalist from Wasauksing First Nation on Georgian Bay. His first short story collection, Midnight Sweatlodge, was inspired by his experiences growing up in an Anishinaabe community, and won an Independent Publishers Book Award in 2012. His most recent novel, Moon of the Crusted Snow, became a national bestseller and received widespread critical acclaim for its depiction of the post-apocalyptic future in one such community.

At the 2023 Lakefield Literary Festival, Rice will be reading from a sequel, Moon of the Turning Leaves, which is scheduled for publication this Fall.

As a journalist, he is best known as the former host of Up Here, northern Ontario’s afternoon radio program. He has since left daily journalism to focus on his literary career, and currently lives in Sudbury, Ontario with his wife and children.