“I’m thrilled to promote two unique contributions to Can-Lit and Queer-Lit released this past September.
“Vivek Shraya’s first novel, She of the Mountains, is a must-read. Frankly, I’ve never seen bisexuality addressed quite like this; Shraya pairs a tender love story with a retelling of Hindu mythology. The book’s illustrations (by Raymond Biesinger) similarly marry the contemporary with the otherworldly.
“Sharanpal Ruprai’s first poetry collection, Seva, explores growing up Sikh in Canada. There is love, humour and belonging in these poems, but also critique, complaint, discomfort, all of which I related to as a diasporic queer South Asian woman.”
Farzana Doctor is a novelist and poet. Her second novel, Six Metres of Pavement, was named a NOW Magazine Top Ten Book of 2011, won the Lambda Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award. She just finished her third novel, All Inclusive, and is working on a book of poetry.