RBC TAYLOR EMERGING WRITER IS LEANNE SIMPSON

Mar 18, 2014

By Michael Kramer

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A great honour for Leanne Simpson.

She’s been named the recipient of the inaugural “RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award.”

Simpson is a writer, scholar, storyteller and activist for indigenous peoples – and is a member of the Alderville First Nation at Rice Lake, Ontario.

She was nominated by Thomas King whose book, “The Inconvenient Indian:A Curious Account of Native People in North America” won the 2014 RBC Taylor Prize.

Simpson’s Emerging Writer Award comes with $10,000 and the opportunity to be mentored by Thomas King.

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