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Miriam Toews


Miriam Toews is a writer living in Winnipeg with her husband and kids. She is the author of A Complicated Kindness (Doubleday), winner of the 2004 Governor General’s Award for Fiction, The Flying Troutmans (Knopf Canada), winner of the Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and All My Puny Sorrows (Knopf Canada), shortlisted for the 2014 Giller Prize.

  • Sweet Badass Dude

    A nervous kid from Canada becomes the king of the basketball courts in Venice Beach. more »

    Apr 3, 2011 Dispatches

  • Road Trip, First Day

    I woke up before the kids and noticed that Thebes had left a small silver notebook by the bed. Logan had covered himself up completely with his blanket. I couldn’t see him but I could hear him snoring softly, humming, like a little airplane lost in t more »

    Oct 28, 2008 Prose

  • Owen Unplugged

    His hair is red and shaggy and longish, and he’s pale and slim and six feet tall. Music is everything to him, which makes sense because he’s fifteen. I was twenty-two when he was born. I’d never had brothers or any other close male relatives and I’d more »

    Jul 21, 2008 Prose