Anne Michaels is an award-winning poet and novelist. Her first novel, Fugitive Pieces (1996), was not only nominated for the Giller Prize, but also won the Trillium Prize, the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award, The Beatrice and Martin Fischer Award (the main prize in the Jewish Book Awards), and England's prestigious Orange Prize. Previous to this success, she won the Commonwealth Prize for the Americas for the collection The Weight of Oranges (1986) and the Canadian Authors Association Award for Miner's Pond (199 l). In 2007, Fugitive Pieces was made into a film. Her most recent novel is 2009¹s The Winter's Fault. The reading is free and open to the public. We are grateful for the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and St Jerome's University.