Canadian author Miriam Toews will visit The English Bookshop in Gamla stan, Stockholm, Saturday 31 March at 2 pm. She will read from her latest novel Irma Voth.
Miriam Toews was born in a small Mennonite town in Manitoba, Canada. She has published four novels and a memoir of her father. She has won numerous literary awards. Los Angeles Times says:
'Toews takes her place alongside Alice Munro, Robertson Davies, Margaret Atwood and Mordecai Richler as the loveliest quintet of Canadian writers'
The stories in her novels A Complicated Kindness and Irma Voth both take place in Mennonite communities and depict the strict, religious everyday life and the agonies of the protagonists.