Six Nations’ own Alicia Elliott wins another writing award

Alicia Elliot is taking home another prize for writing. (Submitted Photo)

By Austin Evans Writer Six Nations award winning writer Alicia Elliott has won another prize for writing, bringing home the Indigenous Voices Award for Prose in English for her first published novel. “And Then She Fell,” is Elliott’s first published novel,, it was published by Doubleday Canada in September 2023. It’s the story of a young Mohawk woman grappling with the horrifying consequences of the picture-perfect life she always dreamed of. It deals with themes of Native life, motherhood and mental health, and Elliott’s writing process shaped by her bipolar disorder diagnosis. She won her first prize after graduating from York University. She was awarded the gold prize at the national Magazine Awards for her essay “A Mind Spread Out On The Ground.” Elliott was born in Buffalo, New York,…

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