Miriam Toews reading and talking about her life
Chapter 1 of All My Puny Sorrows
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» Website: denmanislandwritersfestival.com
Uploaded: 11 Sep, 2016
Recording Date: 15 Jul, 2016
Recording Location: Denman Island BC
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Raw, unedited
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Program Title: Miriam Toews reading and talking about her life
Description: In July 2016, Miriam Toews gave a solo reading at the annual Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival. This is raw audio of her very moving reading, and her explanation during the Q&A about how the story of a sister's suicide dovetails with her own family life. This is raw audio, but would require only minor editing, to deal with off-mic questions. It includes an introduction.
Featured Speakers/Guests: Miriam Toews [pronounced, approximately, TAYVZ or TEHVZ] is a Canadian author with seven novels to her credit. The best known are A Complicated Kindness and All My Puny Sorrows. She has won many awards, including two Giller prizes and a Governor General's award.
Credits: Courtesy of Miriam Toews and the Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival board. Recorded by Frieda Werden.
Arts and Culture > Books and LiteratureType: Speech/Presentation
Health > Mental Health
Society and Culture > Childhood
Spirituality and Religion
Regional > Canada
Society and Culture > Women
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