Photo Credit: Blaire Russell

We are excited to announce that Indigenous Voices Award nominee and citizen of the Métis Nation of Alberta, Blair Palmer Yoxall’s debut, TREAT THEM AS BUFFALO, has been acquired by Evan Hansen-Bundy at Algonquin and Jennifer Lambert at Harper Canada, for publication in 2025!

TREAT THEM AS BUFFALO is a classic Western from an indigenous perspective set during the 1885 North-West Resistance amid a series of disappearances of young boys from a frontier town in Saskatchewan, in which a 12-year-old Métis boy searches for his cousin, who is among the missing, pitched as for fans of THE THOUSAND CRIMES OF MING TSU and THE SISTERS BROTHERS.

Deal arranged by Samantha Haywood at Transatlantic Literary Agency (NA).

Blair Palmer Yoxall (he/him/his) is a writer and poet. His fiction won the 2015 Striking Prose Competition Sponsored by Terry Whitehead and the 2019 James Patrick Folinsbee Prize in English, and has been shortlisted for a 2017 Norma Epstein Foundation Award and a 2019 Indigenous Voices Award. 

His poetry and fiction have appeared in Glass Buffalo, The Fiddlehead, and Carving Space: The Indigenous Voices Awards Anthology. Blair is a citizen of the Métis Nation of Alberta and of Métis and settler parentage. He holds an M.A. in English in Indigenous Literatures and Westerns, and enjoys fly-fishing in the Alberta Rockies. 

Congratulations Blair!