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Richard Wagamese (1955 – March 10, 2017) was a Canadian author and journalist.[1] He was best known for his 2012 novel Indian Horse, which won the Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature in 2013[2] and was a competing title in the 2013 edition of Canada Reads.[3]

Richard Wagamese
Wagamese at the Eden Mills Writers' Festival in 2013
Wagamese at the Eden Mills Writers' Festival in 2013
Born1955
DiedMarch 10, 2017 (aged 61-62)
Kamloops, British Colombia, Canada
Occupationnovelist, poet, television writer
LanguageEnglish
CitizenshipCanadian
GenreFirst Nations literature
Notable worksIndian Horse
Notable awardsBurt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature (2013)

Wagamese died on march 10, 2017 at the age of either 61 or 62 in Kamloops, British Columbia.[1]

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