Roll on, Wagamese
February 04th, 2016
An Ojibway from the Wabasseemoong First Nation in Northwestern Ontario, Richard Wagamese first received the George Ryga Prize for Social Awareness in 2011 for One Story, One Song. In 2012 he was chosen as a recipient of a National Aboriginal Achievement Award (NAAA) as a representative of media and communications. In 2013 he became the first recipient of the Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature First Prize for Indian Horse. He has now received the Writers’ Trust Matt Cohen Award: In celebration of a Writing Life for a body of work. Wagamese lives near Kamloops.