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Katherena Vermette

Katherena Vermette is a Canadian writer, who won the Governor General's Award for English-language poetry in 2013 for her collection North End Love Songs. Vermette is of Métis descent and originates from Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Genres: Children's Fiction, Literary Fiction
Seven Teachings Stories
   1. The First Day (2014)
   2. Singing Sisters (2014)
   3. Kode's Quest(ion) (2014)
   4. The Just Right Gift (2014)
   5. Misaabe's Stories (2015)
   6. What is Truth, Betsy? (2015)
   7. Amik Loves School (2015)
Girl Called Echo
   1. Pemmican Wars (2017)
   2. Red River Resistance (2019)
   3. Northwest Resistance (2020)
   4. Road Allowance Era (2021)
   The Break (2016)
   The Strangers (2022)
   The Circle (2023)
   River woman (poems) (2018)
Picture Books show
Katherena Vermette recommends
The Berry Pickers (2023)
Amanda Peters
"A marvelous debut. The Berry Pickers has all the passion of a first book but also the finely developed skill of a well-practiced storyteller. I can't believe Amanda Peters is just getting started. She writes like someone who has been doing this a long time, and no doubt she has, only now we get to share in the creativity of her amazing mind. She's going to be the next big thing. I am placing my bets now. The Berry Pickers is a triumph."
Bad Cree (2023)
Jessica Johns
"With creeps that are ever-creepy and love flowing like beer at a bush party, Bad Cree is a book about the power of dreams, home, and family. It reads like a tribute to the ones who came before us: Lee Maracle, Jeanette Armstrong, Eden Robinson. This book is tough iskwew in flannel shirts with long unbrushed hair, just looking good. It's tea rings on Formica tables, cigarette smoke wafting through windows, and an eerie magical realism that only belongs to the bush. Full of Auntie power, Jessica Johns is really coming into her own immense storytelling ways."
A Minor Chorus (2022)
Billy-Ray Belcourt
"A truly exceptional novel about how the disregarded sometimes live the most remarkable lives. A Minor Chorus?is like a song that's over too soon; I want to play it on repeat, to memorize the words so that I can sing them to myself."

Anthologies containing stories by Katherena Vermette
Mothership (2013)
Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond
edited by
Bill Campbell and Edward Austin Hall

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