Stigma, shame and art: an interview with Miriam Toews
Novelist Miriam Toews knows about mental illness. Her sister Marjorie ended her life in 2010, twelve years after her father Melvin's suicide.
Toews' latest novel, All My Puny Sorrows, explores the struggle of protagonist Yolandi as she tries to support her mentally ill sister.
Toews talks about the novel, her family and her own understanding of mental illness, stigma, shame and art in this Hazlitt interview.