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Author: Miriam Toews
When did you know you wanted to be a writer?
Consciously, sometime in my twenties. Unconsciously, when I was six.
Why did this particular book demand to be written?
Because books are like fevers. They have to come out.
What is your favourite book of all time?
Amos and Boris by William Steig.
What is your hidden talent?
I’m really good at catching things, like peanuts, in my mouth.
Who do you admire most?
What song do you sing when nobody's listening?
“You Sexy Thing” by Hot Chocolate.
Miriam Toews, All My Puny Sorrows, $30.