Anne Michaels is the author of three collections of poetry: The Weight of Oranges, which won the Commonwealth Prize for the Americas; Miner's Pond, which won the Canadian Authors Association Award; and Skin Divers. Her first novel, Fugitive Pieces, was published by Bloomsbury in 1997 to worldwide acclaim. It won the Orange Prize and the Guardian First Book Award among others, and was made into a major film. She is also the author of another novel, The Winter Vault, Correspondences: A Poem and Portraits, a collaboration with the acclaimed artist and writer Bernice Eisenstein, and a book for children, The Adventures of Miss Petitfour and Her Cats. Anne Michaels' work has been translated into over forty languages. She lives in Toronto, and in October 2015 was named the fifth Toronto Poet Laureate.