Biography of Cherie Dimaline

Cherie Dimaline is a member of the Georgian Bay Metis Community in Ontario, Canada. She is a writer and activist who has published five books. Her 2017 book, The Marrow Thieves, won the Governor General’s Award and the prestigious Kirkus Prize for Young Readers, was a finalist for the White Pine Award, and was the fan favorite for CBC’s 2018 Canada Reads. It was named a book of the year by numerous organizations, including National Public Radio, the School Library Journal, the New York Public Library, the Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire, and the CBC, and it has been translated into several languages. Her recent novel Empire of Wild became an instant Canadian bestseller and was named Indigo's #1 Best Book of 2019. Empire was published in the US through William Morrow in spring 2020. Cherie lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she is working on a new young adult book, as well as the hotly anticipated sequel to The Marrow Thieves and a forthcoming TV adaptation.

In addition to her own novels, Dimaline has contributed to other literary projects including the anthology Mitêwâcimowina: Indigenous Science Fiction and Speculative Storytelling. Dimaline is also the founder and organizer of the annual Indigenous Writers' Gathering, as well as the founding editor of FNV Magazine and Muskrat Magazine, two Indigenous-focused publications.


Study Guides on Works by Cherie Dimaline

Originally published in 2017, The Marrow Thieves is a young-adult novel by Cherie Dimaline, a Métis writer and activist from the Georgian Bay Métis Nation in Canada. Critics have described the novel as dystopian, speculative fiction, science...