Katherena Vermette is a Métis writer of poetry, fiction, and children’s literature. She won the Governor General’s Award for Poetry in 2013 for her first book, North End Love Songs. Ms Vermette’s first novel, The Break, tells the story of a of a multi-generational Métis family in present-day North End Winnipeg. A bestseller, The Break won the Amazon First Novel Award, 2017 CODE’s Burt Award, three Manitoba Book Awards, including McNally Robinson Book of the Year, and was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Prize, and Canada Reads. Ms. Vermette’s work has appeared in literary magazines and anthologies around the globe. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, and lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her second book of poetry, river woman, was published in the fall of 2018, and she
is working on her next novel.
Twitter at: @katherenav
House of Anansi Press, 2016; A.N.Z. and U.K., Allen & Unwin, 2018; Bulgaria, ZHAR, 2018; French Canada, Québec Amérique, 2018; Germany, Luchterhand, 2019; Spain, Lumen, 2018