Lee Maracle finalist for prestigious $50000 Neustadt prize – TheSpec.com

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Jul 23, 2019

Canadian Indigenous writer Lee Maracle has been shortlisted for the 2020 Neustadt International Prize for Literature, one of the most prestigious prizes for which an author can be considered. It’s often seen as a precursor to the Nobel Prize for Literature, so many winners of the latter prize having first been a finalist for (Alice Munro) or winner of (Gabriel Garcia Marquez) the Neustadt.

Maracle is nominated for her book Celia’s Song, published in 2014 by Cormorant Books, about an Indigenous girl who relates her family’s experiences over several generations including residential school and brutality and interference “resulting from contact with Europeans,” the publisher’s description says.

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