Richard Wagamese dies aged 61

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Richard Wagamese dies aged 61

Mar 15 2017

Canadian author Richard Wagamese, one of the leading indigenous writers in North America, died March 10. He was 61. Wagamese began his writing career in 1979, first as a journalist, then as a radio and television broadcaster. In 1991, he became the first indigenous writer to win a National Newspaper Award for column writing. His debut novel, Keeper 'n Me, was released in 1994 and won the Alberta Writers Guild's Best Novel Award. His other books include Medicine Walk, Dream Wheels, Indian Horse, One Native Life and One Story, One Song.

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