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.