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Johanna Skibsrud

Johanna Skibsrud
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Johanna Skibsrud is the Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning author ofThe Sentimentalistsas well as the novelQuartet for the End of Time, and the short story collectionsTiger, TigerandThis Will Be Difficult to Explain and Other Stories. She is also the author of three poetry collections, includingThe Description of the World, which won the 2017 Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry and the Fred Cogswell Award. Originally from Pictou County, Nova Scotia, she currently divides her time between Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and Tucson, Arizona.

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