Katherena Vermette is a Métis writer from Treaty One territory, the heart of the Métis nation, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Her first book, North End Love Songs (The Muses Company) won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry. Her National Film Board documentary, this river, won the 2017 Canadian Screen Award for Best Short, and her novel, The Break (House of Anansi), was bestseller in Canada and won the 2017 Amazon.ca First Novel Award.
In 2015, Portage & Main published her children's picture book series, The Seven Teachings Stories. She has been a proud member of the Indigenous Writers Collective since 2004, and holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. Current projects include new poetry and a young adult graphic novel series exploring Metis history, A Girl Called Echo (first book in late 2017).
Vermette lives with her family in a cranky old house within skipping distance of the temperamental Red River.