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Since 1989, The Word On The Street has proudly hosted some of the finest talent in Canadian literature. Our 30th anniversary festival will be our best yet! Stay tuned for announcements on our featured authors, performers, and storytellers.
Cherie Dimaline’s young adult novel The Marrow Thieves shot to the top of the bestseller lists when it was published in 2017, and stayed there for more than a year. It won the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Kirkus Prize in the young adult literature category, the Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature, was a finalist for the Trillium Book Award and, among other honours, was a fan favourite in the 2018 edition of CBC’s Canada Reads. It was also a Book of Year on numerous lists including the National Public Radio, the School Library Journal, the New York Public Library, the Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire and the CBC. Cherie was named Emerging Artist of the Year at the Ontario Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts in 2014, and became the first Indigenous writer in residence at the Toronto Public Library. From the Georgian Bay Métis Community in Ontario, she now lives in Toronto.
From the author of the YA-crossover hit The Marrow Thieves, a propulsive, stunning and
sensuous novel inspired by the traditional Métis story of the Rogarou–a werewolf-like
creature that haunts the roads and woods of Métis communities. A messed-up, grown-up,
Little Red Riding Hood.
Broken-hearted Joan has been searching for her husband, Victor, for almost a year–ever since
he went missing on the night they had their first serious argument.
With only the help of Ajean, a foul-mouthed euchre shark with a knowledge of the old ways,
and her odd, Johnny-Cash-loving, 12-year-old nephew Zeus, Joan has to find Victor. | Penguin Random House