Taqralik Partridge (b Canada) is a writer and spoken-word performer of Inuit and Scottish-Canadian heritage, currently based at Kautokeino in northern Norway.
Originally from Nunavik in northern Quebec, her style blends contemporary influences with Inuit storytelling tradition. Her work has been described as a dynamic mixture of “real-life stories with rhyme, lullaby and Inuit throat-singing”.
She has toured with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and produced work for CBC radio. In 2010, her short story “Igloolik” won the Quebec Writing Competition.
Partridge is a participant in the Throwing Voices project, a collaboration between writers and musicians which explores the place of Scotland’s indigenous languages and dialects in the 21st century.