Cherie Dimaline

Cherie Dimaline is the author of the YA novel The Marrow Thieves, a Canada Reads 2018 finalist.
Cherie Dimaline is an award-winning writer based in Toronto. (CBC)

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.  

The Marrow Thieves was defended by Jully Black on Canada Reads 2018.

Books by Cherie Dimaline


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
In these excerpts from her visit to the Halifax Central Library, author Cherie Dimaline gives the audience and Mainstreet host Bob Murphy some insight into her creative process, and her motivation in writing The Marrow Thieves. It's one of the books competing in Canada Reads, March 26-29. 21:27
Afternoon Drive host Chris dela Torre speaks to Cherie Dimaline, author of 'The Marrow Thieves'. Her young-adult novel is a contender in Canada Reads 2018. 8:59
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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