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Novelist Miriam Toews has continued her winning ways by taking two of the top prizes in this year's Manitoba Writing and Publishing Awards.

Toews's bestseller, A Complicated Kindn ess, has picked up the $5,000 McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award and the $3,500 Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction. This marks the third time that Toews, 40, has won the McNally Robinson prize in the Manitoba writing awards' 17-year history.

The 2004 novel, about a teenager dealing with the disappearance of her mother and sister in a southern Manitoba town, also won last year's national Governor-General's Literary Award for Fiction, a prize worth $15,000. CP

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