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.

Wild Hope Cover Reveal

11 May 2023 – CBC Books has posted the new cover and an excerpt of Wild Hope. Joan’s new novel that will be on shelves on September 19, 2023. Read more here

By |May 11th, 2023|

Writing Climate Change

6 May 2023.  A day of conversation and writing at the Millenium Library. Joan will be delivering the keynote at 11 AM. Afternoon workshops will be lead by Josiah Neufeld, Erna Buffie, Joan Thomas and Chimwemwe Undi. More information.

By |April 12th, 2023|

Five Wives in audio

30 November 2021 – Five Wives has just been released as an audiobook, narrated by actor Fiona Highet. Available through Audible or Amazon.

By |November 30th, 2021|
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