news | Tuesday June 1, 2021
We at Talonbooks are very excited to announce that Kim Senklip Harvey’s Kamloopa: An Indigenous Matriarch Story is the winner of 2020 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama.
Talonbooks’ sincerest congratulations to Kim and the Fire Company!
Pick up your copy of Kamloopa: An Indigenous Matriarch Story today!
Kamloopa: An Indigenous Matriarch Story is the work of Kim Senklip Harvey, a proud Indigenous woman from the Syilx, Tsilhqot’in, Ktunaxa, and Dakelh First Nations, listed for the Gina Wilkinson Prize for her work as an emerging director and widely considered to be one of this land’s most original voices among the next generation of Indigenous artists.
The peer assessment committee of 2020 Governor General’s Literary Awards including Catherine Banks, Andrew Moodie, and Kenneth T. Williams have noted the following about Kamloopa: An Indigenous Matriarch Story: “The brilliance, the irreverence, the fire of Kamloop sweeps us into the world of three Indigenous women on a mind-bending quest. The audience is seduced by the love, humour and depth of these matriarchs as they embrace and celebrate who they are in the world and with each other. A play that will encourage you to re-evaluate your relationship with Canada.”
Listen to Kim’s interview about her award-winning play Kamloopa: An Indigenous Matriarch Story on CBC Radio One during As It Happens with Carol Off and Chris Howden here.