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Anne Michaels

Anne Michaels (born 15 April 1958) is a Canadian poet and novelist whose work has been translated and published in over 45 countries. Her books have garnered dozens of international awards including the Orange Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize, the Lannan Award for Fiction and the Commonwealth Poetry Prize for the Americas. She is the recipient of honorary degrees, the Guggenheim Fellowship and many other honours. She has been shortlisted for the Governor General's Award, the Griffin Poetry Prize, twice shortlisted for the Giller Prize and twice long-listed for the IMPAC Award. Michaels is the current poet laureate of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and she is perhaps best known for her novel Fugitive Pieces which was adapted for the screen in 2007

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No one is born just once. If you're lucky, you'll emerge again in someone's arms; or unlucky, wake w ...

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Love makes you see a place differently, just as you hold differently an object that belongs to someo ...

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Hold a book in your hand and you're a pilgrim at the gates of a new city.

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I started to write things down, as a very young child, wanting to find a way to remember - to keep c ...

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The truth doesn't care what we think of it.

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Though the contradictions of war seem sudden and simultaneous, history stalks before it strikes. Som ...

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To share a hiding place, physical or psychological, is as intimate as love.

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There's a moment when love makes you believe in death for the first time. You recognize the one whos ...

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But sometimes the world disrobes, slips its dress off a shoulder, stops time for a beat. If we look ...

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The shadow-past is shaped by everything that never happened. Invisible, it melts the present like ra ...

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I've said this before - and I mean it strongly - an abstract concept or a moral issue has to be conn ...

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I'm not being naive; I realise there's no such thing as a pure reading. But I'd rather keep myself a ...

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I'm naive enough to think that love is always good no matter how long ago, no matter the circumstanc ...

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Once I was lost in a forest. I was so afraid. My blood pounded in my chest and I knew my heart's str ...

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Fiction allows you to embody certain ideas and give them an emotional reality. The characters allow ...

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