About Joan Thomas

Joan Thomas’s fifth novel, Wild Hope, tells a contemporary story about love, food, art, and ambition in a swiftly changing world. Her previous novel, Five Wives, based on an ill-fated missionary endeavour in Ecuador in 1956, won the Governor General’s Award for Fiction in 2019. Joan’s earlier work was nominated for the Giller Prize, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and the Margaret Laurence Award, and won a Commonwealth Prize for Best First Book, the Amazon.ca First Novel Award, and the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Prize. A recipient of the Writers’ Trust of Canada Engel/Findley Prize, Joan Thomas lives in Winnipeg.

Hornby Island Writing Workshop

24 February 2024 – Joan Thomas will be facilitating a writers workshop at New Horizons, 1765 Sollans Road, Hornby, investigating how imagination and memory both feed into the stories we write, whether in memoir or fiction.  11:15 to 3 PM.

By |January 21st, 2024|

Writers Read on Hornby

23 February 2024.  Joan Thomas will be reading and talking about Wild Hope at New Horizons, 1763 Sollans Road, Hornby, at 5 PM. Also featured, Anita Anand, author of A Convergence of Solitudes.

By |January 21st, 2024|

Fat Oyster Reading Series

22 February 2024 – Joan Thomas will be a guest of the Fat Oyster Reading Series in Fanny Bay, BC, along with authors Dave Flawse (The Price We Pay for Love) and Anita Ananad (A Convergence of Solitudes)

7 PM at the Fanny Bay Hall, 7793 Island Hwy.

By |January 21st, 2024|

The Next Chapter

16 and 18 September. Joan Thomas in conversation with Ryan B Patrick about Wild Hope. This episode will air at 3 PM Saturday September 16 and 1 PM Monday September 18 on CBC Radio’s The Next Chapter.  It is available now on CBC Listen.

By |September 15th, 2023|

Toronto International Festival of Authors

1 October 2023, 1:30 PM.  In an event called “Righting Old Wrongs,” Joan Thomas and Elizabeth Hay will talk about their new novels, Wild Hope and Snow Road Station.  In the Harbourfront Centre Theatre. Tickets available through the TIFA website.

By |August 23rd, 2023|
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