Writer and editor
Cherie Dimaline is a writer and editor who was named the 2014 Ontario Premier’s Award for Emerging Artist of the Year and was the first Writer in Residence – Aboriginal Experience at the Toronto Public Library. She held the position of Writer in Residence for First Nations House at the University of Toronto. She sits on numerous literary and arts boards and councils and continues to advocate for Indigenous literature and writers globally. Cherie lives in Toronto, where she runs First Canadian Health; coordinates the Indigenous Writers’ Gathering; is building a national Indigenous literary organization, The RIEL Centre. Most recently, Cherie won the Governor General's Award for Young People's Literature and the U.S. Kirkus Award for Young Readers for her 2017 novel, The Marrow Thieves.