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07 July Friday

Parcels & Fugue States

07 July 2017, 20:00 - 07 July 2017, 21:30
SFU Woodward’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W Hastings St
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4 Canada
Pasha Malla and Anosh Irani in conversation with Devyani Saltzman

“One of CanLit’s most innovative chameleons.” – Quill and Quire on Anosh Irani

“I don’t really know how Malla gets away with what he does, but it is astounding to watch him do it.” – The Rumpus on Pasha Malla

Two award-winning Canadian writers discuss their most recent novels in this event hosted by Devyani Saltzman, Director of the Banff Centre’s Literary Arts program.

In Trillium Award-winning writer Pasha Malla’s ‘Fugue States’, Ash, a radio host, comes across a mysterious document while sorting through his dead father’s belongings. His father Brij, a Kashmir-born doctor has left behind a half-completed and utterly baffling work of fiction set (possibly) in Kashmir… ‘Fugue States’ is at once a parody of clueless tourism and western meddling in world affairs, and a subtle study of the deep melancholy that abides in people who, like Ash and his father, have never felt completely at home in the world.

Shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award, Anosh Irani’s ‘Parcel’ is a powerful, dark and compassionate novel about a close-knit and marginalized community of transgender sex workers in Mumbai’s red-light district. When Irani’s protagonist, Madhu, is asked to undertake an unexpected task, it unleashes a spiral of emotions and histories that threaten to unravel a lifetime’s work and identity.

ASL is available for this event! Please email outreach@indiansummerfest.ca to request ASL services before June 9th! For venue description and accessibility information:
SFU Woodwards World Art Centre.


Supporting Partners

This event has been made possible thanks to support from the BC Arts Council, SFU-Woodwards.


Date: July 7
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost: $18 - $22
Event CategoryLiterature
Address: 149 W Hastings St
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4 Canada

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