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Miriam Toews in conversation with Lee Brackstone

Querétaro 2022, 

Miriam Toews (Canada) is the author of All My Puny Sorrows, recently published in Spanish and about which she will talk with Lee Brackstone. Considered to be one of the most interesting Canadian writers of her generation, she has published eight books, including the non-fiction Swing Low: A Life (2000) and the novels A Complicated Kindness (2004) and Women Talking (2018). Her work has been recognized with an impressive number of awards, including the Governor General’s Award for Fiction and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize twice. Her Mennonite background plays an important role in her work and several of her books deal with the role of women in these communities. In 2007 she played the leading role, the mother of a Mennonite family, in the Carlos Reygadas film, Silent Light, which won the 2007 Cannes Jury Prize.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available