Lee Maracle is the author of numerous books, including My Conversations with Canadians, finalist for the Toronto Book Award and the First Nation Communities READ Award. Her latest book is Hope Matters, written with daughters Columpa Bobb and Tania Carter. Maracle has received many awards and recognitions and is an Officer of the Order of Canada. A member of the Stó:lo¯ Nation, she lives and teaches in Toronto. Maracle is a finalist for the 2020 Neustadt International Prize for Literature.