2014 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize Winner


Miriam Toews_All My Puny Sorrows 2014 winner of the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize


Miriam Toews
All My Puny Sorrows
Knopf Canada

 


Toews-Miriam

 

"In All My Puny Sorrows Miriam Toews manages to marry humour and grief so expertly that the most unbearable sadness is tempered by laughter and can therefore be borne.

Yoli and Elf, the two sisters at the heart of the novel, are on opposite sides of a question about whether to live or die, but the love and compassion between them never falters. Toews, a dazzling literary alchemist who manages to summon all the joyous and heart-breaking humanity of her characters, has produced a work of astonishing depth. Reading it is an unforgettable experience."

-2014 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize Jury, Neil Bissoondath, Helen Humphreys, and George Murray

 

About the Author

Miriam Toews has written five novels, including A Complicated Kindness, which won a Governor General’s Literary Award in 2004, and The Flying Troutmans, which won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize in 2008. She received the Writers’ Trust Engel/Findley Award in recognition of her body of work in 2010. Originally from Steinbach, Manitoba, Toews now lives in Toronto.

 

 

 


  
 
 

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