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Halifax author hopes recognition will be a boost for Indigenous voices – HalifaxToday.ca

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 202138 Views

Accomplished Mi’kmaw poet and advocate Rebecca Thomas was named a finalist for a Governor General’s Literary Award on Tuesday for her book ‘Swift Fox All Along’

Rebecca Thomas was taken a bit by surprise when she found out her book Swift Fox All Along  was listed as a finalist for a Governor General’s Literary Award earlier this week.

“I was out walking my dog and my phone buzzed and it was a congratulations message from somebody I know and I thought, oh neat,” laughs Halifax’s former poet laureate-turned-children’s author. “I don’t think it’s really sunk in I suppose. It’s not that I am not appreciative of my work but sometimes I have a tendency to go, ‘neat, okay, moving on — now what do I have to do today?’”

On Tuesday, Thomas’s Swift Fox All Along was listed among the five finalists in the category of Young People’s Literature – Illustrated Book during an announcement by the Canada Council for the Arts.

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