Joan Thomas


Joan Thomas is a Winnipeg writer, bringing her fourth novel, Five Wives, to the festival. Her books, which include The Opening Sky, Curiosity, and Reading by Lightning, have been nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General’s Award, and the International IMPAC-Dublin Literary Award, and have won the Amazon Prize, a Commonwealth Prize, and the McNally Robinson Prize. In 2014 Thomas was awarded the Writers Trust of Canada Engel/Findley Prize for midcareer achievement.