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This week on the podcast, the KWL team spoke with Waubgeshig Rice, an indigenous author and journalist who recently published his second novel with ECW Press.
Rice spoke to us about his novel Moon of the Crusted Snow, a post-apocalyptic story told from an indigenous perspective, and explained why he wanted to tell this particular story.
He also spoke about how young writers – particularly indigenous writers – can find opportunities to write and publish, and how the publishing industry can work to forge relationships with indigenous writers.
Listen in for more from Waub, and check out his recommended reads below!
Links of Interest
- The Break by Katherena Vermette
- There There by Tommy Orange
- A Mind Spread Out on the Ground by Alicia Elliot
- Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot
- Starlight by Richard Wagamese
Indigenous Publishers mentioned
Resources/Grants mentioned in Canada
On the Politics of Italics
Waubgeshig Rice is an author and journalist from Wasauksing First Nation on Georgian Bay. His first short story collection, Midnight Sweatlodge, was inspired by his experiences growing up in an Anishinaabe community, and won an Independent Publishers Book Award in 2012. His debut novel, Legacy, followed in 2014. A French translation of Legacy was published in 2017. His latest novel, Moon of the Crusted Snow, was released in 2018. He currently lives in Sudbury, Ontario with his wife and son, where he works as the host of CBC Radio’s Up North afternoon program.