ABOUT CHERIE

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Cherie Dimaline is a writer and editor from the Georgian Bay Metis Community in Ontario who has published 4 books. Her latest book, The Marrow Thieves, won the 2017 Governor General’s Award and the prestigious Kirkus Prize for Young Readers, is a finalist for the White Pine Award, and is a selection for CBC’s 2018 Canada Reads. The Marrow Thieves was also named a Book of 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, and is a national bestseller. Cherie currently lives in Toronto, Ontario where she coordinates the annual Indigenous Writers’ Gathering and is at work on her next novel.

Selected Awards


-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

-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