Four Immigrant Canadian Writers Longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize

The Scotiabank Giller Prize shines a light on the best of Canadian literature, promoting the works of both emerging and established authors. A testament to the increasing contribution of immigrant voices to Canadian literature, the award’s 2021 longlist includes the novels of four immigrant writers.

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Author Farzana Doctor On Trauma, Belonging and Female Genital Mutilation

Farzana Doctor, author of “Seven,” makes sure that the characters in her stories are psychologically informed. “There is so much misinformation out there about how people experience and remember trauma. I want to dispel that,” she tells NCM’s Baisakhi Roy.

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Diaspora Dialogues Gives Emerging Writers a Voice

New writers are using mentorship opportunities to create and share more diverse and inclusive stories about Toronto’s history and culture.  “What we want to do is to create a living history of Toronto through literature…

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