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Ruth DyckFehderau

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Arial">Ruth teaches Creative Writing and English Lit at the University of Alberta for a few months of each year and spends the rest of her time writing (literary fiction and non-fiction) and travelling. She holds degrees from Universities of Alberta (’95, ’01) and Winnipeg (’91). She has lived in many places, including Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Niagara, Eeyou Istchee (a remote Cree territory in Northern Quebec), Bangladesh, France, Italy, Poland, Kenya, and South Africa, and has travelled throughout Asia, East Africa, Europe, North and Central Americas. Sometimes she writes one-act plays for festivals.  She does quite a bit of public speaking, has published many short works in literary journals and anthologies, and has received awards for writing, for teaching, and for activism.

Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

The Sweet Bloods of Eeyou Istchee: Stories of Diabetes and the James Bay Cree. Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay; Distrib Wilfried Laurier UP, 2017

Awards

Winner International Book Awards for The Sweet Bloods of Eeyou Istchee, 2018
Silver Foreword INDIES Book of the Year for The Sweet Bloods of Eeyou Istchee, 2017
Silver Independent Publisher (IPPY) for The Sweet Bloods of Eeyou Istchee, 2018
Shortlist Editor's Choice Foreword INDIES for The Sweet Bloods of Eeyou Istchee, 2017
Finalist National Indie Excellence (Health) for The Sweet Bloods of Eeyou Istchee, 2018
Finalist National Indie Excellence (Multicultural) for The Sweet Bloods of Eeyou Istchee, 2018
Finalist Next Generation Indie for The Sweet Bloods of Eeyou Istchee, 2018
Longlisted CBC Literary Award, Non-fiction, 2017
Best of the Fest Short Play Award, GirlPlay Short Play Festival, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2013
Mactaggart Writing Prize, 2007
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Northern OAC WITS:
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