2022 Rising StarRising Stars
Selected byDarrel J. McLeod
"Joseph Kakwinokanasum’s writing is deliberate and skillful, magical and meticulously raw. In a lyrical style that is both intimate and hypnotic, Kakwinokanasum breathes life into his characters at their first mention and draws you into the gossamer web of his vibrant storytelling, from which there is no escape other than to read a story through to its end. The blank page is Kakwinokanasum’s canvas; his artistry is resplendent. Look forward to reading so much more from this gifted and passionate author."