Author, Historian, Public Speaker
Bill Waiser is one of Canada’s foremost historians. For more than three decades, he was a history professor at the University of Saskatchewan. He is now a full-time writer and public speaker.
Bill has published 21 books, in addition to plying his trade in radio, television, and print media. He’s known for his engaging, popular style that draws on the power of stories. His most recent book, In Search of Almighty Voice: Resistance and Reconciliation, was launched at the One Arrow First Nation’s community powwow at the request of the Elders.
Bill’s many honours include the Order of Canada and the Saskatchewan Order of Merit. He is the recipient of the 2016 Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction and the 2019 Governor General’s History Award for Popular Media (the Pierre Berton Award). He’s also had the privilege of presenting one of his books to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at a private ceremony.
Books by Bill Waiser
In Search of Almighty Voice
Resistance and Reconciliation
In May 1897, Almighty Voice, a member of the One Arrow Willow Cree, died violently when Canada’s North-West Mounted Police shelled the fugitive’s hiding place. Since then, his violent death has spawned a succession…
A New History
In Saskatchewan: A New History, award-winning author and historian Bill Waiser presents a fresh, entertaining account and interpretation of Saskatchewan’s unique and captivating history. Writing with clarity, candor…
For more information about Bill Waiser and his work and publications, please consult his biography (PDF).