A stunning and multiple prize-winning first novel by a First Nations Canadian writer who is being acclaimed around the world.
KATHERENA VERMETTE is a Metis writer from Treaty One territory, the heart of the Metis nation, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Her first book, North End Love Songs (The Muses Company) won the Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry. Her National Film Board short documentary, this river, won the Coup de Coeur at the Montreal First Peoples Festival and the 2017 Canadian Screen Award for Best Short.
The Break, her first novel, was bestseller in Canada and won the Amazon.ca First Novel Award, the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award, the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction, and the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award. The Break was also shortlisted for a Governor General's Literary Award, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and was a 2017 Canada Reads finalist.
Honours for The Break:
Winner of the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction 2017
Winner of the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award 2017
Winner of the McNally Robinson Book of the Year 2017
Winner of the Amazon.ca First Novel Award 2017
Short-listed for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize 2016
Short-listed for the Governor General's Literary Award 2016
National Post 99 Best Books of the Year
CBC Best Canadian Debut Novels 2016
Globe and Mail Best 100 Books of 2016
Quill & Quire Book of the Year
Kobo Best Books of the Year
Walrus Magazine The Best Books of 2016
49th Shelf Books of the Year
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