May 28, 2021
By Andy Johnson
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.