Cherie Dimaline is a member of the Georgian Bay Metis Community in Ontario. Her 2017 book,THE MARROW THIEVES, won the Governor General's Award, the Kirkus Prize for Young Readers and was named a Book of Year on numerous lists including the National Public Radio, the New York Public Library, the Globe and Mail and the CBC, and continues to be a national bestseller 2 years later. Her new novel EMPIRE OF WILD became an instant bestseller and was named Indigo's #1 Best Book of 2019.
A blend of close-knit emotional bonds and ambiguous menace... Dimaline's novel is able to take the plot to some unexpectedly phantasmagorical places without losing sight of its emotional core... Dimaline here turns an old story into something newly haunting and resonant. - New York Times Review of BooksEmpire of Wild is a small book. But it is not a slight book. It is close, tight, stark, beautiful - rich where richness is warranted, but spare where want and sorrow have sharpened every word. - NPRRevelatory... Gritty and engaging, this story of a woman and her missing husband is one of candor, wit and tradition." - Ms. Magazine