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September 01, 2023
8.2 X 10.7 X 0.4 inches | 0.75 pounds
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About the Author
Tomson Highway is a Cree author, playwright, and musician. He is one of the most prominent and influential Indigenous writers in Canada. His memoir, Permanent Astonishment, won the 2021 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction. He also wrote the plays The Rez Sisters and Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing, and the bestselling novel Kiss of the Fur Queen. He was recognized with the Order of Canada in 1994 and received an Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement at the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards in 2022. Delphine Renon is a French illustrator, ceramicist, and graphic designer. After graduating from École de Communication visuelle de Paris, she joined the graphic department at Éditions Nathan jeunesse and became artistic director in 1998. Since 2014, she has illustrated over 30 picture books including The Quiet Crocodile (Princeton Architectural) and Emmett and Caleb (Book Island), which was nominated for the 2020 Kate Greenaway Medal. Born and raised in Montreal, Jimmy Blais graduated from Concordia's Theatre Performance Program. He is a seasoned stage and film actor. He has worked professionally for companies like The Stratford Festival, The Centaur, Geordie Productions, Porte Parole and La Licorne. He has had roles in television and film for HBO Canada, Discovery Channel, CBC and Space. He is a member of the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation.
"This is one more triumph for Tomson Highway, and a gift to the rest of us." --Buffy Sainte-Marie, influential singer-songwriter.