Katherena Vermette, author of THE STRANGERS, receives an honorary doctorate as part of the University of Manitoba’s 55th Fall Convocation! Honorary degrees are bestowed upon exceptional individuals and cultural changemakers who have achieved pre-eminence in the advancement of science, culture, scholarship, and leadership. Congratulations, Katherena!

Katherena Vermette (she/her) is a Red River Métis (Michif) writer from Treaty 1 territory, the heart of the Métis nation—Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Her first book, North End Love Songs, won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry. Her first novel, The Break, was a national bestseller and won the Amazon.ca First Novel Award, Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction, Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award, and McNally Robinson Book of the Year, among others. She lives with her family in a cranky old house within skipping distance of the temperamental Red River. 

Katherena is represented by Marilyn Biderman.

To read more about Katherena’s achievement, visit: https://news.umanitoba.ca/cultural-changemakers-to-receive-honorary-degrees-at-um-55th-fall-convocation/