Award-winning Métis author publishes new collection of short stories

c dimalineMNO citizen, author and editor Cherie Dimaline. (Photo
source: The Toronto Review of Books)

Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen Cherie Dimaline recently released her latest collection of stories through Kegedonce Press. Dimaline is an author and editor born within the Georgian Bay Métis community.

Her new novel, A Gentle Habit, contains six stories focusing on a diverse group of characters, addiction, and attempting normalcy in an unnatural world.

Dimaline’s first book, Red Rooms, won Fiction Book of the Year from the Anskohk Aboriginal Book Awards. Her novel The Girl Who Grew a Galaxy was shortlisted for the 2014 Burt Award.

She has edited numerous publications, including Spirit, FNH and Muskrat magazines. Her fiction has been anthologized internationally and she was named the first Writer in Residence – Aboriginal Literature for the Toronto Public Library.

A Gentle Habit can be purchased on the Kegedonce Press website, on AllLitUp.ca or by ordering it through local bookstores.

Published on: January 11, 2016

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