Miriam Toews

in Conversation with Jen Sookfong Lee

Miriam Toews


(price does not include service charge)

General admission:
Youth under 30:

Monday, September 17
7:30 pm
Norman Rothstein Theatre
950 W 41st Avenue

Spend an evening with internationally celebrated, award-winning author Miriam Toews, in conversation with author Jen Sookfong Lee about her inspiration, the power of the past and her latest novel, Women Talking.

The author of five previous bestselling novels, including All My Puny Sorrows, A Boy of Good Breeding and A Complicated Kindness, Miriam Toews has delighted audiences around the world for more than twenty years with her poignant and personal writing.

In her compelling new novel, eight women make a life-changing decision that will affect all of the women in their small Mennonite community. Acerbic, funny, tender, sorrowful and wise, Women Talking is a transformative and necessary work about women—and men—in our contemporary world that is already on The Toronto Star and Globe and Mail summer reads list.

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Miriam Toews

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. She lives in Toronto.

Miriam Toews

Jen Sookfong Lee was born and raised in East Vancouver, British Columbia, and she now lives with her son in North Burnaby. Her books include The Conjoined, a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, The Better Mother, The End of East, Gentlemen of the Shade and Chinese New Year: A Celebration for Everyone. Jen appears regularly as a contributor on “The Next Chapter” on CBC Radio One and teaches at The Writer’s Studio Online with Simon Fraser University.