Kather­ena Ver­mette

COM­MIS­SIONED WRITER

Room Magazine - - EDITOR’S LETTER -

Kather­ena Ver­mette is a Métis writer from Treaty One ter­ri­tory, the heart of the Métis na­tion, Win­nipeg, Man­i­toba, Canada. Her first book, North End Love Songs, won the Gover­nor Gen­eral’s Lit­er­ary Award for Po­etry in 2013. Her novel, The Break, is the win­ner of three Man­i­toba Book Awards and the 2017 Ama­zon.ca First Novel Award, and was a fi­nal­ist for the Gover­nor Gen­eral’s Lit­er­ary Award for Fic­tion, the Rogers Writ­ers’ Trust Fic­tion Prize, and CBC Canada Reads. Her Na­tional Film Board doc­u­men­tary, this river, won the Coup de Coeur at the Mon­tréal First Peo­ples Fes­ti­val and a 2017 Cana­dian Screen Award.

Ver­mette is also the au­thor of the chil­dren’s pic­ture book se­ries The Seven Teach­ings Sto­ries and re­cently pub­lished Pem­mi­can Wars, the first book in the YA graphic novel se­ries A Girl Called Echo. Her sec­ond book of po­etry, river woman, will be pub­lished in the fall of 2018.

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