Tyler Trafford’s novels include The Story Of Blue Eye (a 2004 Grant MacEwan Literary Award finalist), Alexander’s Way and The Métis Girl. This series focuses on the historical relationships between Native, Métis and European cultures in southern Alberta.
His most recent book, Almost A Great Escape, A Found Story, won the 2014 Alberta Readers’ Choice Award, the 2014 Writers Guild of Alberta Wilfrid Eggleston Nonfiction Award, and The City of Calgary’s W.O. Mitchell Book Award. The book details Tyler’s discovery of his mother’s past, including her forbidden Second World War love affair with the Norwegian pilot who escaped from Stalag Luft III.
Tyler grew up in Calgary and now lives on the Oldman River north of Pincher Creek, Alberta.