Journal Reflections: Anne Michaels

Join us in celebrating 25 years of The Word On The Street Toronto! Our online Journal Reflections auction is now LIVE! Visit to bid on original works, and previously unpublished material from some of your favourite authors and illustrators. Pick up a one-of-a-kind work of art and support a worthy cause all at the same time!

If you missed the chance to view the journals in person at the festival on September 22nd, don’t worry! We will be featuring excerpts and images of these unique works of art on our blog every day until the auction bidding closes on October 8, 2013.

Today we’re very excited to share the journal of Anne Michaels!

ImageAnne Michaels’ books are published in over forty countries. She has won many international awards for her novels and poetry, including the Orange Prize, The Guardian Fiction Award, The Lannan Fiction Award and has been short listed twice for the Giller Prize. Her novel Fugitive Pieces was an international bestseller and remained on the national bestseller list for over three years before being made into a feature film. Her new book of poetry, Correspondences will be published in October 2013.

There is a garden in the suburb of Paris I have never seen. A square wooden table, wrought iron chairs, lilies bending in the rain.

In our bed you described that garden. Showed me a photograph. For some reason, I wept.

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