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Frances Koncan holding Women of the Fur Trade

Meet the Author: Frances Koncan

By Jessica Lewis Date: July 22, 2022 Tags: Meet the Author

Meet the author of the charming Women of the Fur Trade—Frances Koncan!

Describe yourself in one sentence.
Frances Koncan loves theatre, black coffee, and long naps.

Tell us a little bit about your new book.
Women of the Fur Trade is a play about the very important historical figure to the geographic area of the Canadians prairies—Monsieur Louis Riel—as experienced through the perspectives of three women (of the fur trade) (haha).

What's something unique about you or something you like to do?
Something I like to do is play video games, even though I'm terrible at them. Right now I am playing Elden Ring and it's been the most humbling experience of my entire life.

What does your happy place look like?
A lakefront cabin with 18 dogs and a solar powered private jet.

What is something you're curious about?
Aliens!

What are some of your favourite plays?
My favourite play is The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams and I know that's boring but it's the truth and I'm not ashamed.

What are you reading these days?
I'm in my sci-fi era so I just finished reading The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut and started Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. 

What's something that makes you laugh?
The idea of being able to retire. 

Learn more about Frances Koncan:
Frances Koncan is a writer of mixed Anishinaabe and Slovene descent from Couchiching First Nation in Treaty 3 territory, and currently living and working on Treaty 1 territory in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She learned to write by fighting with adults on the Internet in the late ’90s before Internet safety was a consideration. Their theatrical career began in 2007 when they saw a production of The Threepenny Opera starring Alan Cumming and he accidently touched her shoulder. In her free time, she likes playing video games and adding expensive luxury goods to her online shopping cart with no intention of ever checking out.

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