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Anne Michaels

Anne Michaels
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Anne Michaels books have been translated into more than forty-five languages and have won dozens of international awards, including the Orange Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize, the Lannan Award for Fiction and the Commonwealth Poetry Prize for the Americas. She is the recipient of honorary degrees, the Guggenheim Fellowship and many other honours. She has been shortlisted for the Governor-General's Award, the Griffin Poetry Prize, twice shortlisted for the Giller Prize and twice longlisted for the IMPAC Award. Her first novel, Fugitive Pieces, was adapted as a feature film. From 2015 to 2019, she was Toronto's Poet Laureate. Her newest novel, Held, was released in November 2023.

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