Miriam Toews is an internationally acclaimed writer whose work roots into her Manitoba Mennonite upbringing. Her first novel, Summer of My Amazing Luck, was shortlisted for a Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour, and gained her the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer. A Boy of Good Breeding won the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award, as did Swing Low, a memoir about her father who battled with depression. Her best-selling novel, A Complicated Kindness, received a Governor General’s Award and a Giller Prize nomination, and was chosen as a Canada Reads title. Her new novel is The Flying Troutmans (Knopf). Miriam Toews lives in Winnipeg.
Mainstage (Sept 23), Nooner (Sept 24)