Canada Reads 2018

Cherie Dimaline

Cherie Dimaline is the author of the YA novel The Marrow Thieves, a Canada Reads 2018 finalist.

Author of The Marrow Thieves, being defended by Jully Black

Métis writer Cherie Dimaline won the 2017 Governor General's Literary Award for young people's literature — text for the novel The Marrow Thieves. (Courtesy of Cherie Dimaline)

The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline is defended by Jully Black on Canada Reads 2018.

Cherie Dimaline is a Métis author and editor whose award-winning fiction has been published and anthologized internationally. Her first book, Red Rooms, was published in 2007, and her novel The Girl Who Grew a Galaxy was released in 2013. In 2014, she was named the Emerging Artist of the Year at the Ontario Premier's Award for Excellence in the Arts, and became the first Aboriginal Writer in Residence for the Toronto Public Library. Her book A Gentle Habit was published in August 2016. In 2017, The Marrow Thieves won the Governor General's Literary Award for Young people's literature — text

Interviews

The Canada Reads defenders and authors took the stage in Toronto to discuss the five books that will be championed on CBC's battle of the books from March 26-29, 2018. Here and Now's Gill Deacon hosted the event in the Glenn Gould Studio. 1:07:45
The epidemic of youth suicide in Indigenous communities preyed on Cherie Dimaline's mind. But what could she do to make a difference? Her solution: Write a novel where young, Indigenous people save the world. 14:05
Cherie Dimaline on her Young Adult novel about a harrowing future 17:25

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