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.

November 29, Selkirk Library

Friday, November 29, Circle of Friends. Joan will be showing slides and talking about her new novel, Five Wives, at the Selkirk Gaynor Family Regional Library at 1 PM. All welcome.  Read more

By |November 18th, 2019|

October 27, Toronto Festival of Authors

Sunday October 27, 4 PM
Nominees for the 2019 Governor General’s Award for Fiction, Michael Crummey, Marianne Micros, Carey Fagan, K.D. Miller, and Joan Thomas — in conversation with Carol Off.  Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre.

By |October 8th, 2019|
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