Souvankham Thammavongsa is the author of four poetry books: Light, winner of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry; Found; Small Arguments, winner of the ReLit Award; and most recently, Cluster. Her writing has appeared in Harper’s, Granta, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Best American Non-Required Reading, The Journey Prize Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Her debut collection of fiction, How to Pronounce Knife, will be published by McClelland & Stewart in the spring of 2020. She was born in the Lao refugee camp in Nong Khai, Thailand and was raised and educated in Toronto.

Events Souvankham Thammavongsa was involved in

  • The Swingin’ Moonlight Reading Hour

    Friday, November 1, 2019 - 9:00 PM

    For one night only, a team of Toronto’s most artful musicians will accompany readings by some of the Festival’s most exciting authors with host Sean Michaels.


  • Best Canadian Poetry of 2019

    Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 2:00 PM

    Celebrating the release of Best Canadian Poetry in English 2019 with guest editors Rob Taylor and Amanda Jernigan along with some of the contributors.


  • A Celebration of the Best Canadian Poetry of 2016

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 7:30 PM

    Join us in celebrating the work of Canadian poets presented in the ninth edition of Canada’s vibrant yearly anthology The Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2016.