Kegedonce Press is thrilled to announce that Cherie Dimaline’s newest collection of short stories, A Gentle Habit, will be available for readers in November 2015. The announcement was made during her debut appearance as Writer in Residence for Toronto Public Library on Sat. March 7, 2015.
The inspiration for the collection comes from American Poet Charles Bukowski who wrote “In between the punctuating agonies, life is such a gentle habit.” Following this theme of extraordinary ordinariness, A Gentle Habit is a collection of six new short stories focusing on the addictions of a diverse group of characters attempting normalcy in an unnatural world.
“her characters are believable…the challenges and harsh realities of each character’s life are laid bare before the reader.” – Christian Hebert, Anishinabek News (Red Rooms)
Cherie Dimaline is an author and editor from the Georgian Bay Métis community. Her first award- winning book, Red Rooms, was published in 2007 (Theytus Books). She was the founding editor of both FNH Magazine, an Aboriginal student periodical; and Muskrat Magazine, an online indigenous publication focusing on sovereignty, culture and the celebration of community excellence. Her short fiction has been anthologized internationally. Cherie’s novel, The Girl Who Grew a Galaxy, was released by Theytus Books in June 2013 and was shortlisted for the 2014 Burt Award. She was recently named the 2014 Emerging Artist of the Year, Ontario Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts. Cherie is the spring 2015 writer in residence for the Toronto Public Library.
For over 20 years, Kegedonce Press has been publishing books with an exclusive focus on Indigenous writers with the involvement of Indigenous Peoples at all levels of production. Other upcoming 2015 titles include Wabigoon River Poems by David Groulx, and Candies: Humour Composite by Basil H. Johnston. For more information about 2015 titles and authors, including Cherie Dimaline, visit kegedonce.com.
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