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Amanda Peters


Amanda Peters

Amanda Peters is a writer of Mi’kmaq and settler ancestry. Her debut novel, THE BERRY PICKERS, is the 2023 Barnes & Noble Discovery Prize Winner, and was shortlisted for the Barnes & Noble book of the year, the Andrew Carnegie Medal of Excellence in Fiction, and the Atwood Gibson Fiction Award from the Writers Trust of Canada. Her work has also appeared in the Antigonish Review, Grain Magazine, the Alaska Quarterly Review, the Dalhousie Review and Filling Station Magazine.

She is the winner of the 2021 Indigenous Voices Award for Unpublished Prose and a participant in the 2021 Writers’ Trust Rising Stars program. Amanda is a graduate of the Master of Fine Arts Program at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and has a Certificate in Creative Writing from the University of Toronto.

Photo Credit: Audrey Michaud-Peters

Books by Amanda Peters

by Amanda Peters - Fiction

A four-year-old Mi’kmaq girl goes missing from the blueberry fields of Maine, sparking a mystery that will haunt the survivors, unravel a family and remain unsolved for nearly 50 years.