Governor General’s Award winner
Miriam Toews is an internationally acclaimed writer whose work has been translated into over twenty languages. She is the author of six bestselling novels and one work of non-fiction. She has won many literary prizes including the Governer General’s Award for Fiction, the Writers’ Trust Engel/Findley Award for body of work, and the CBA Libris Award for Fiction Book of the Year. Her third novel, A Complicated Kindness, was the first book by a female writer to win CBC’s Canada Reads competition. All My Puny Sorrows, her most recent novel, spent over a year on the Canadian bestseller lists and won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. It was also shortlisted for the Giller Prize, the Folio Prize for Literature, and the Wellcome Book Prize. Toews had a leading role in the 2007 feature film, Silent Light, written and directed by Carlos Reygadas, and winner of the Cannes Jury Prize. She holds three honorary degrees and, in 2013, she was inducted into the Order of Manitoba.