Canada Reads

Michelle Good

Author of Five Little Indians, championed by Christian Allaire.

Author of Five Little Indians, championed by Christian Allaire

Michelle Good is a Cree writer and lawyer, as well as a member of Red Pheasant Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. (Candice Camille)

Christian Allaire won Canada Reads 2022, championing Five Little Indians by Michelle Good.

Canada Reads took place March 28-31, 2022 The debates were hosted by Ali Hassan and broadcast on CBC Radio OneCBC TVCBC Gem and on CBC Books

About Michelle Good

Michelle Good is a Cree writer and lawyer, as well as a member of Red Pheasant Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. Her first book, Five Little Indians, was on the shortlist for the 2020 Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, the longlist for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize, and won the 2020 Governor General's Literary Award for fiction and the 2021 Amazon Canada First Novel Award.

Books by Michelle Good

The Canada Reads 2022 contenders

Interviews with Michelle Good

Writer Michelle Good has won the Governor General’s Literary Award for English-language fiction. Her debut novel, Five Little Indians, follows five teenagers as they leave residential school and strive to find a place of safety in a world that doesn’t want them. Good previously worked as a lawyer advocating for residential school survivors. She joined Tom Power from Kamloops, B.C., to discuss her work and her amazing literary achievement. If you have been affected by the residential school system and you need support right now, help is out there. The Residential School Crisis Line is open 24-hours a day. The number is 1-866-925-4419.
Michelle Good talks to Shelagh Rogers about her fictional book Five Little Indians.
Michelle Good, who is nehiyaw from Red Pheasant Cree Nation in Saskatchewan, wrote about a fictional story about five residential school survivors who stuck together as children but, chart their own difficult paths as young adults.
Michelle Good won the Governor General's award for literary fiction for her debut novel about residential school survivors, Five Little Indians. Good, a member of the Red Pheasant Cree Nation and a resident of Kamloops, BC, spoke about the emotional toll of a week where the subject of residentials schools was also in the headlines.
Q brings in past conversations with Indigenous artists about their work protesting colonial violence, as well as recent reactions to the news of 751 unmarked graves found by Cowessess First Nation near a former residential school in Saskatchewan.
This week the Governor General's award for literary fiction was given to Michelle Good for her debut novel about residential school survivors. Breakaway guest host Peter Tardif talks with her about the book and the recent discovery in Kamloops, B.C.
This week the Governor General's award for literary fiction was given to Michelle Good for her debut novel about residential school survivors. She's a member of Red Pheasant First Nation in Saskatchewan. Host Shauna Powers talks to the author of Five Little Indians, who also reflects on the recent discovery of children's remains at the former Kamloops Residential School.
This week Michelle Good's first novel won the Governor General's for English Language fiction... and it's not the only major literary prize she's won.

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