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Joan Thomas

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About the Author

Joan Thomas’s debut novel, Reading By Lightning, won the Commonwealth Prize for Best First Book (Canada/Caribbean) and the First Novel Award, and was longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Her second, Curiosity, was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the IMPAC award, and was a Quill and Quire Book of the Year. Joan was a longtime contributing reviewer for the Globe and Mail. She lives in Winnipeg. Visit her at

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