Richard Wagamese Selected
Compiled by Drew Hayden Taylor
Richard Wagamese, one of Canada's most celebrated Indigenous authors and storytellers, was a writer of breathtaking honesty and inspiration. Always striving to be a better, stronger person, Wagamese shared his journey through writing, encouraging others to do the same.
Following the success of Embers, which has sold over fifty thousand copies since its release in 2016, this new collection of Wagamese's non-fiction works, curated by editor Drew Hayden Taylor, brings together more of the prolific author's short writings, many for the first time in print, and celebrates his ability to inspire. Drawing from Wagamese's essays and columns, along with preserved social media and blog posts, this beautifully designed volume is a tribute to Wagamese's literary legacy.
Drew Hayden Taylor is an Ojibway playwright, author and journalist from Curve Lake First Nation in Ontario. He has worked on more than 17 documentaries examining Indigenous experiences. His books include the YA novel The Night Wanderer, the novels Motorcycle and Sweetgrass and Chasing Painted Horses and the short story collection Take Us to Your Chief. He has served as the artistic director of Canada's premiere Native theatre company, Native Earth Performing Arts.
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