Vivek Shraya

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Vivek Shraya is the author of the young-adult collection God Loves Hair, the novel She of the Mountains, the poetry book even this page is white, and the children’s picture book (with Rajni Perera) The Boy & the Bindi (all published by Arsenal Pulp Press), as well as I’m Afraid of Men and What I Love About Being QUEER. She is editor of the Arsenal Pulp Press imprint VS. Books, dedicated to work by young black, Indigenous, and writers of colour. Vivek was the 2014 recipient of the Steinert & Ferreiro Award for leadership in Toronto’s LGBTQ community, the recipient of Anokhi Media’s inaugural Most Promising LGBTQ Community Crusader Award in 2015, a 2015 Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award finalist, and a 2015 recipient of the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Dayne Ogilvie Prize Honour of Distinction. Originally from Edmonton, she now lives in Calgary, where she is an assistant professor in the University of Calgary’s Department of English.

Vivek Shraya attends TCAF in support of their new book Death Threat, published by Arsenal Pulp Press.


Vivek Shraya can be found at the following:

Friday May 10

7:00-9:00: Book Launch for Death Threat and Shut Up You’re Pretty at the Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Ave.)

Saturday May 11

1:30-2:30: Death Threat: Vivek Shraya & Ness Lee Spotlight at the Forest Hill Ballroom (Yorkville Marriott, 90 Bloor St. E)
2:45-3:15: Signing with Ness Lee at the Arsenal Pulp Press Booth 141 (Toronto Reference Library, 1st Floor)

Sunday May 12

2:45-3:45: Writing for Others at the High Park Ballroom 2 & 3 (Yorkville Marriott, 90 Bloor St. E)
4:00-4:30: Signing at the Arsenal Pulp Press Booth 141 (Toronto Reference Library, 1st Floor)


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