Anne Michaels

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About the Author

Anne Michaels’ books are published in over 45 countries. She is the author of four highly acclaimed poetry collections: The Weight of Oranges (1986), which won the Commonwealth Prize for the Americas; Miner’s Pond (1991), which received the Canadian Authors Association Award and was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award and the Trillium Award (these two volumes were published in a single-volume edition in 1997); Skin Divers (1999); and Correspondences (2014) which was shortlisted for the Griffin Prize. A new book of poems is forthcoming in 2017 (McClelland & Stewart/Penguin Random House).

Fugitive Pieces (1996) is Anne Michaels’ multi-award-winning, internationally bestselling first novel. In Canada, it was #1, and on the national bestseller list for more than three years. The novel was adapted as a feature film which opened the Toronto Film Festival and was distributed internationally. The novel has won many awards in Canada and internationally, including: the Orange Prize, the Guardian Fiction Award, the Lannan Award, the Chapters/Books in Canada Award, the Trillium Award, the City of Toronto Book Award; and the Giuseppe Acerbi Prize. The novel was shortlisted for the Giller Prize as was her novel, The Winter Vault. Anne Michaels is Toronto’s Poet Laureate.

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