Karen McBride

Karen McBride is an Algonquin Anishnaabe writer from the Timiskaming First Nation in the territory that is now Quebec. She holds a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Toronto, and currently works as an elementary school teacher on her home reserve. Her debut novel, Crow Winter (HarperCollins), is a story about grief and healing, as it follows Hazel, a young woman who decides to move home to her First Nation reserve after losing her father but discovers that the quarry next to his property crosses the boundaries between this world and the next. Katherena Vermette calls the book “Full of spirit, love, mystery, and good medicine.”