Sarah Mian‘s debut novel, When the Saints, was published by HarperCollins in 2015. It won the Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award , the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award, and was a finalist for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour. Sarah is from Dartmouth, NS and now lives on Nova Scotia’s south shore.
“If you read one new Canadian author in 2015, make it Sarah Mian…When the Saints is the kind of gem that makes other writers wish their name was on the cover.” – TORONTO STAR
“If you don’t know the name Sarah Mian now, just wait…[She} may just be the next big thing in Canadian literature.” –HALIFAX HERALD
“Once in a while a fresh voice comes to light in Canadian letters and this spring, it is Sarah Mian.” –OWEN SOUND SUN TIMES
“Tabby Saint, the tough young protagonist of When the Saints, is more of an Addie Loggins of Paper Moon meets True Grit’s Mattie Ross type of gal. Then throw in some cussing — a lot of cussing.” –WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
“This is not the Nova Scotia I’m used to reading about, but it’s one I would have gladly stayed in for another 250 pages.” –THE COAST
“It’s easy to imagine Wes Anderson or the Coen brothers adapting this beguiling novel.” –QUILL & QUIRE