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Cherie Dimaline is a member of the Georgian Bay Metis Community in Ontario who has published 5 books. Her 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 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 2 years later.  Her new novel Empire of Wild  (Random House) became an instant Canadian bestseller and was named Indigo's #1 Best Book of 2019. Empire will be published in the US through William Morrow in Spring 2020. Cherie lives in Vancouver, BC where she is working on a new YA book, the next adult novel and the hotly anticipated sequel to The Marrow Thieves  as well as the forthcoming TV adaptation.

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