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Marilyn Dumont’s A Really Good Brown Girl won the 1997 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award and is now a Brick Books Classic and in French translation from Les editions Hannenorak Press. Her second poetry collection, Green Girl Dreams Mountains, won the 2001 Stephan G. Stephansson Award from the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. Her third collection, that tongued belonging, won the 2007 McNally Robinson Aboriginal Poetry and Aboriginal Book of the Year. The Pemmican Eaters was published by ECW Press in 2015. Dumont has been writer-in-residence at the Edmonton Public Library, the University of Alberta, and Toronto’s Massey College. She has been faculty at the Banff Centre and advised and mentored in the Aboriginal Emerging Writers’ Program. Dumont lives in Edmonton.

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