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Miriam Toews is a winner of the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, the Libris Award for Fiction Book of the Year, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and the Writers Trust Marian Engel/ Timothy Findley Award. Her most recent novel, Women Talking, has been released to wide acclaim.

Talking with Miriam Toews about her novel, Women Talking

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Location: Council Chambers, Gilmour Hall, McMaster University

Miriam Toews is the author of five previous bestselling novels: Summer of My Amazing Luck, A Boy of Good Breeding, A Complicated Kindness (Canada Reads 2006, Canada Reads Canadian Bestseller of the Decade 2010), The Flying Troutmans, and Irma Voth, and one work of non-fiction, Swing Low: A Life. She is a winner of the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, the Libris Award for Fiction Book of the Year, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and the Writers Trust Marian Engel/ Timothy Findley Award. Her most recent novel, Women Talking, has been released to wide acclaim. Toews lives in Toronto.

The event will consist of a reading/talk, followed by a panel discussion, and then audience questions.

This event is sponsored by the English and Cultural Studies Visiting Speaker Series; the Senator William McMaster Chair in Canadian Literature and Culture, Prof. Lorraine York; Religious Studies;Gender Studies and Feminist Research;Arts & Science; Globalization; and the Jason A. Hannah Chair in the History ofMedicine, Prof. Ellen Amster.