Miriam Toews (pronounced tâves) was born in 1964 in the small Mennonite
town of Steinbach, Manitoba. She has published four novels and
a memoir of her father, and is the recipient of numerous literary awards
including the Governor General's Award, the McNally Robinson Book
of the Year Award (twice), and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize.
In 2007 she made her screen debut in the film Luz silenciosa. She was
nominated for Best Actress at Mexico's Ariel Awards for her performance.