Aga Maksimowska emigrated from Poland in 1988. She studied Journalism at Ryerson University and Education at the University of Toronto. In 2010, she completed a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing at the University of Guelph. Her debut novel, GIANT (Pedlar Press) was a Toronto Book Award finalist and a CBC Readers' Choice Top 5 book in 2012. Aga's short fiction and nonfiction has been published in print and online in Canada and Australia, most notably in BRICK, Rhubarb Magazine, Soliloquies Anthology, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, and Kurungabaa. She is a frequent presenter at the annual language arts conference for teachers, Reading for the Love of It. Aga lives in Toronto with her husband and two daughters, where she is teaching high-school English and working on her second novel.

A conversation with The Book Remedy

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A coversation with Julie Wilson of 49th Shelf