Miriam Toews

Miriam Toews is a writer living in Toronto. 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.

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


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 »


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 »


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