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Billy-Ray Belcourt, photo credit, Jaye Simpson (2022)

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BILLY-RAY BELCOURT is a writer from the Driftpile Cree Nation. His debut novel, A Minor Chorus, was longlisted for the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize and shortlisted for the Amazon Canada First Novel Award and Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. His bestselling memoir, A History of My Brief Body, won the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and the Governor General’s Literary Award. He won the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize for his debut collection, This Wound Is a World. A recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship, Belcourt is Assistant Professor of Indigenous Creative Writing at UBC.

BILLY-RAY BELCOURT is a writer from the Driftpile Cree Nation. His debut novel, A Minor Chorus, was longlisted for the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize and shortlisted for the Amazon Canada First Novel Award and Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. His bestselling memoir, A History of My Brief Body, won the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and the Governor General’s Literary Award. He won the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize for his debut collection, This Wound Is a World. A recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship, Belcourt is Assistant Professor of Indigenous Creative Writing at UBC.

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