2021 Evergreen Award™ Winner Michelle Good in Conversation

Michelle Good and Catherine Graham 

2021 Evergreen Award™ Winner Michelle Good in Conversation

Michelle Good and Catherine Graham 

2:30pm

Friday, October 22, 2021

Every year, the Ontario Library Association designs a summer reading programme for adults of any age, inviting book lovers across the province and beyond to engage with ten stunning, Canadian fiction and nonfiction titles, and to vote for their favourites. The recipient of the 2021 Evergreen Award, presented on the TIFA virtual stage, is Michelle Good for her novel Five Little Indians. Chosen by readers from over 85 Ontario Libraries, Five Little Indians follows five residential school survivors struggling to overcome, or forget, their pasts and ultimately find a way forward.

To learn more about the Evergreen Award™, visit Accessola.com/forest/evergreen-award.

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Every year, the Ontario Library Association designs a summer reading programme for adults of any age, inviting book lovers across the province and beyond to engage with ten stunning, Canadian fiction and nonfiction titles, and to vote for their favourites. The recipient of the 2021 Evergreen Award, presented on the TIFA virtual stage, is Michelle Good for her novel Five Little Indians. Chosen by readers from over 85 Ontario Libraries, Five Little Indians follows five residential school survivors struggling to overcome, or forget, their pasts and ultimately find a way forward.

To learn more about the Evergreen Award™, visit Accessola.com/forest/evergreen-award.

English captioning is available for this video. Please click the ‘CC’ button in the video toolbar to turn it on.

Conversation
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Featured Authors

Michelle Good is a writer of Cree ancestry and a member of the Red Pheasant Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. After three decades of working with Indigenous communities and organizations, she obtained her law degree. She earned her MFA in creative writing at UBC while still practising law. Her novel, Five Little Indians, was nominated for the Writers’ Trust Award for Fiction and the Scotiabank Giller Prize. It received the HarperCollins/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction, the Amazon First Novel Award, the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize and the Governor General’s Award for Fiction. Michelle Good’s poems, short stories and essays have been published in magazines and anthologies across Canada.

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Catherine Graham’s collection, Æther: An Out-of-Body Lyric, was a finalist for the Trillium Book Award, Toronto Book Award and won the Fred Kerner Book Award. Her sixth collection of poems, The Celery Forest, was named a CBC Best Book of the Year, and was a finalist for the Fred Cogswell Award. Her debut novel Quarry won The Miramichi Reader Award for Best Fiction, an IPPY Gold Medal for Fiction and was a finalist for the Sarton Women’s Book Award. The Most Cunning Heart is included in The Miramichi Reader’s Best Fiction Book of the Year list. She teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto where she won an Excellence in Teaching Award and co-hosts The Hummingbird Podcast. Put Flowers Around Us and Pretend We’re Dead: New and Selected Poems appears 2023. Visit her online at www.catherinegraham.com and @catgrahampoet.

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2:30pm

Friday, October 22, 2021

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