November 03, 2021
Tomson Highway & Katherena Vermette Win Big on Formidable List of 2021 Writers' Trust Award Winners
This afternoon, the Writers' Trust of Canada announced the winners of six major literary awards, totalling an incredible $330,000 in prize money going to Canadian writers. JJ Lee hosted the livestream, ...
August 12, 2021
Cherie Dimaline's The Marrow Thieves Hits Another Massive Milestone
To say that Cherie Dimaline's debut young adult novel, The Marrow Thieves (Dancing Cat), was a smash success upon its publication in 2017 is an understatement: the beloved novel swept awards in Canada ...
April 17, 2019
I was asked to give a keynote address at the launch of the student literary journal, Scarborough Fair at the University of Toronto Scarborough. The theme was “The Creative Life”. As their Writer in ...
December 01, 2018
Cherie Dimaline's Blockbuster YA Novel The Marrow Thieves wins CODE Burt Award
Cherie Dimaline’s The Marrow Thieves (Dancing Cat Books) has gained the author both devoted readers and a huge breadth of awards since its publication in 2017.The newest prize added to Dimaline's ...
May 07, 2018
Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards Shortlists Announced, including Cherie Dimaline's The Marrow Thieves
The shortlists for the 2018 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards include several high profile Canadian authors, including recent Kirkus Award winner Cherie Dimaline, whose The Marrow Thieves was ...
November 06, 2017
Black Tie Books: Talking Spanx, YouTube Bow-Ties, & Glamour with Guest Authors from the 2017 Writers' Trust Gala
The Writers' Trust Gala is a sparkling black tie evening that brings writers from their natural environments of coffeeshops and tiny attic offices to Toronto's Ritz Carlton Hotel. It's all for a good ...
June 21, 2017
Meritocracy in a Pale World
Inevitably, I find myself having this conversation:“Why does there always have to be preference or segregation? We should all be judged together and that the best literature will naturally rise to the ...