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One Ojibway's Meditations

by (author) Richard Wagamese

Douglas & McIntyre
Initial publish date
Oct 2016
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2016
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About the author

Richard Wagamese (1955–2017), an Ojibway from the Wabaseemoong First Nation in northwestern Ontario, was recognized as one of Canada's foremost First Nations authors and storytellers. His debut novel, Keeper 'n Me, came out in 1994 and won the Alberta Writers Guild's Best Novel Award. In 1991, he became the first Indigenous writer to win a National Newspaper Award for column writing. He twice won the Native American Press Association Award for his journalism and received the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature for his 2011 memoir One Story, One Song. In 2012, he was honoured with the Aboriginal Achievement Award for Media and Communications, and in 2013 he received the Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prize. In 2015, he won the Matt Cohen Award, a recognition given out by the Writers' Trust of Canada that honours writers who have dedicated their entire professional lives to the pursuit of writing. In total, he authored fifteen books including Indian Horse (2012), the 2013 People's Choice winner in CBC's Canada Reads competition, and his final book, a collection of Ojibway meditations, Embers (2016), received the Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award.

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  • Winner, Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award

Editorial Reviews

“Cumulatively, [Embers]’s meditations are sad, funny, and and touching. But most of all, they have the potential for healing, if that’s what you’re looking for. If not, it’s still a wonderful read.”

~ Wayne Arthurson, Quill & Quire (starred review)

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