Born and raised in the mountains of British Columbia, Maia Caron is the Métis author of Song of Batoche, a historical novel that was #11 on CBC’s 95 must-read books of 2017, CBC’s Historical Novels to Read this Summer list, and was chosen by Raven Reads as their spring 2018 Read for Reconciliation. She has had short stories and essays in The Dalhousie ReviewThe Nashwaak Review, the Women Awakening series, and Skeptic Magazine.

Maia is a member of the Manitoba Métis Federation and a citizen of the Métis Nation. She lives in the wild Pacific Northwest.

Maia’s new novel Never Say We Go Last is a story based on two real life heroines—a Ukrainian freedom fighter turned by Soviet agents to spy on her husband during WWII, and an enigmatic burn survivor haunted by the life she lost in 1958. It is also inspired by the Rimini List—a battle roster of Ukrainian men who fought with the Waffen SS in WWII—which was classified by British intelligence to protect Ukrainian soldiers from KGB assassins. 

Maia is represented by Carolyn Forde.