Cherie Dimaline is an author and editor from the Georgian Bay Métis community. A Gentle Habit is a collection of brilliantly written short stories published by Kegedonce in 2015.
Most recently, Cherie won the Governor General's Award for Young People's Literature and the U.S. Kirkus Award for Young Readers for her 2017 novel, The Marrow Thieves. Her first book, Red Rooms, (Theytus Books, 2007) won Fiction Book of the Year from the Anskohk Aboriginal Book Awards. Her novel, The Girl Who Grew a Galaxy (Theytus Books, 2013), was shortlisted for the 2014 Burt Award.
Cherie has edited numerous publications including Spirit, FNH and Muskrat magazines. Her fiction has been anthologized internationally. Cherie was named the 2014 Emerging Artist of the Year - Ontario Premier's Award, and was named the first Writer in Residence - Aboriginal Literature for the Toronto Public Library.
Cherie currently lives in Toronto, Ontario, where she coordinates the annual Indigenous Writers' Gathering.