Tomson Highway is a Canadian novelist, pianist, children’s author, and playwright. He is notable for his play Dry lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing and The Rez Sisters. Both plays won the Floyd S. Chalmers Award and the Dora Mavor Moore for outstanding new plays. His autobiography Permanent Astonishment won the 2021 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction. He was among the guest artists to play at a Canadian national commemorative ceremony to honor Queen Elizabeth held at Christ Church Cathedral in Ottawa.