History of the New World

From: Love After the End




Adam Garnet Jones

adam garnet jones (Cree/Métis/Danish) is a Two-Spirit screenwriter, director, beadworker, and novelist from Amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton). Adam came into his own as a filmmaker with the release of his first feature, Fire Song, at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2015. Fire Song went on to win the Audience Choice Award at imagineNATIVE before picking up three more audience choice awards and two jury prizes for best film at other festivals. Before going into production, the script for Fire Song won the Writers Guild of Canada’s Jim Burt Screenwriting Prize. Adam is now focusing on writing fiction and creating custom beadwork, primarily for Indigenous artists. His first novel, Fire Song (based on the film), was published in spring 2018. Publishers Weekly called it “striking and remarkable,” and the Globe and Mail said, “Fire Song is unquestionably necessary ... because of its subject matter, perspective and voice.” The book received a starred review from Kirkus and was named an honour book by CODE’s Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Young Adult Literature. It also won a bronze medal for young adult fiction from the Independent Publisher Book Awards. Fire Song has topped innumerable “best of” lists of the year’s LGBT YA literature in the United States and Canada. Adam works to support Indigenous filmmakers at Telefilm Canada as content analyst and Indigenous liaison.