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Dawn Dumont is shortlisted for the 2017 Danuta Gleed Literary Award Print this Article

The Danuta Gleed Award recognizes the best first collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published by in 2017 in the English language.


Jury Comments on Glass Beads:

These beautifully rendered interconnected stories span a few decades in the lives of four young Indigenous people as they navigate friendship, family, personal ambition, and systemic racism. Dumont’s language is precise and concise, delving into difficult emotions and situations with clarity, grace, and honesty. Her characters are luminous, her narrative voice powerful while allowing for vulnerable moments to arise.