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Super Cherie

Amid international acclaim, The Marrow Thieves author Cherie Dimaline remains true to her role as a Métis “storykeeper” BY SHAZIA HAFIZ RAMJI


FOR CHERIE DIMALINE, writing is about survival and resilience. Dimaline’s dystopian novel The Marrow Thieves (Dancing Cat Books) tells a dark tale of Indigenous people who are hunted for their bone marrow. The 2017 YA novel crossed over to readers of adult fiction after winning the Governor General’s Literary Award for Young People’s Literature, receiving the Kirkus Prize for young readers’ literature, and becoming a Canada Reads finalist earlier this year. In May, television rights were optioned by the Vancouver-based, Indigenousowned Thunderbird Entertainment. Also in May, Dimaline landed a four-book deal for two adult novels with Random House Canada and two YA novels with Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers.

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