Katherena Vermette

Katherena Vermette

Manitoba

A Métis writer from Treaty One territory, the heart of the Métis nation, Katherena Vermette is a rising star in the Canadian literature scene. Her first book, North End Love Songs, won the 2013 Governor General’s Award for Poetry and her 2017 novel, The Break, was a Canadian bestseller and won the Amazon.ca First Novel Award. She is at the Festival with her graphic novel for young adults, Red River Resistance, and her poetry collection, river woman.

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