CREE NOVELIST CLAIMS FIRST BOOK PRIZE

May 28, 2021

By Andy Johnson

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Cree author Michelle Good has won the Amazon Canada “First Novel Award.”

Her book, “Five Iittle Indians,” was awarded the $60,000 dollar prize at a virtual ceremony last night.

The book tells the story of a group of residential school survivors trying to forge new lives in Vancouver.

The 64year old novelist is a practicing lawyer, originally from the Red Pheasant Cree Nation in Saskatchewan, who lives near Kamloops, B.C.

Previous winners include Michael Ondaatje, W.P. Kinsella, Nino Ricci and Madeleine Thien.

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