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Anne Michaels (born 15 April 1958) is a Canadian poet and novelist.

Anne Michaels was born in Toronto, Ontario, in 1958. Michaels attended Vaughan Road Academy and then later the University of Toronto, where she is an adjunct faculty in the Department of English. Her first book, The Weight of Oranges (1986), a volume of poetry, was awarded the Commonwealth Prize. She received the National Magazine Award, the Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry and a nomination for the Governor General's Award for her second collection, Miner's Pond (1991). Michaels is best known for her novel Fugitive Pieces (1996) which explores the possibility of love and faith after the Holocaust. The novel won the Orange Prize, the Books in Canada First Novel Award, and the Trillium Book Award. Ms. Michaels, who has also composed musical scores for the theater, has said "when you put a tremendous amount of love into your work, as in any relationship, you can't know--you can only hope--that what you're offering will in some way be received. You shape your love to artistic demands, to the rigors of your genre. But still, it's a labor of love, and it's the nature of love that you must give it freely."





  • The Weight of Oranges (1986)
  • Miners Pond (1991)
  • Skin Divers (1999)
  • Poems (2000)


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