ABOUT CHERIE

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Cherie Dimaline's 2017 book, The Marrow Thieves, won the Governor General’s Award and the prestigious Kirkus Prize for Young Readers, was a finalist for the White Pine Award, and was the fan favourite for CBC’s 2018 Canada Reads. It was named a Book of the Year on numerous lists including the National Public Radio, the School Library Journal, the New York Public Library, the Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire and the CBC, has been translated into several languages, and continues to be a national bestseller over 3 years later.  Her newest novel Empire of Wild  (Random House Canada, William Morrow US, Weiden and Nicolson UK) became an instant Canadian bestseller and was named Indigo's #1 Best Book of 2019. It was featured in The New York Times, the New Yorker, GOOP, the Chicago Review of Books and others. Cherie lives in her traditional territory where she is an enrolled and active member of the Georgian Bay Metis Community. She is currently writing for television, working on a new novel and the anticipated follow-up to The Marrow Thieves, as well as adapting Empire of Wild for the stage and screen.

Selected Awards

-Indigo's #1 Best Book of 2019, Empire of Wild

-WINNER, 2018 Burt Award for First Nations, Metis and Inuit Literature, The Marrow Thieves

-WINNER, 2018 Amy Mathers Teen Book Award

-WINNER, 2017 Kirkus Prize for Young Readers

-WINNER, 2017 Governor General’s Literary Award for Young People’s Literature

-FINALIST 2018 White Pine Award

-FINALIST 2018 Canada Reads

-HONOR BOOK, American Indian Library Association, 2017

-BOOK OF THE CITY, London, ON, 2018

-UPPER GRAND READS selected book, 2019

-The Marrow Thieves on the following Best Books of 2017 Lists: Globe & Mail, New York Public Library, School Library Journal, American Indians in Children’s Literature, Quill & Quire, National Public Radio, Penn State Graduate School, 49th Shelf, CBC Books, Kirkus Review, Young Adult Library Services Association

-WINNER, Emerging Artist of the Year, Premier’s Excellence in the Arts Award 2014

-Shortlisted, BURT Award for First Nations, Metis and Inuit Literature, 2014

-WINNER, 2007 Fiction Book of the Year, Anskohk Aboriginal Literature Book Awards